§ 19-100. Definitions.  

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  • When used in this chapter, the following terms and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except when the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

    (1) Receipt means the document that is issued by the City of Lake Wales which bears the words "Local Business Tax Receipt" and evidences that the person in whose name the document is issued has complied with the provisions of this article relating to the business tax.

    (2) Classification means the method by which a business or group of businesses is identified by size or type, or both.

    (3) Local business tax means the fees charged and the method by which the City of Lake Wales grants the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession, or occupation within its jurisdiction. It does not mean any fees or licenses paid to any board, commission, or officer for permits, registration, examination, or inspection. Unless otherwise provided by law, these are deemed to be regulatory and in addition to, but not in lieu of, any local business tax imposed under the provisions of this article.

    (4) Person means any individual, firm, partnership, joint adventure, syndicate, or other group or combination acting as a unit, association, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, trustee, executor, administrator, receiver, or other fiduciary, and includes the plural as well as the singular.

    (5) Taxpayer means any person liable for taxes imposed under the provisions of this article; any agent required to file and pay any taxes imposed hereunder; and the heirs, successors, assignees, and transferees of any such person or agent.

(Ord. No. 2006-47, § 2, 12-5-06)