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Section 08.01.190
 

Title 08 Taxation and Revenue

Chapter 08.01 Business Registrations

Section 08.01.190 Business Registration Fee Reduction
  1. Low Gross Income.

Registrants whose gross income does not exceed eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) per calendar year or prorated for a partial calendar year are entitled to a reduced business registration fee as specified in SMC 08.02.0206. The amount stated in this section shall be adjusted annually pursuant to SMC 08.02.0206(G). Any applicant for a reduced fee registration must present sufficient proof of gross income to the city of Spokane taxes and licenses division that income earned from business activities in the city is below the limit required by this section. Proof of income must be shown by a tax return filed within the previous twelve (12) months.

  1. Nonprofit Organizations.

Nonprofit organizations are entitled to a reduced business registration fee as specified in SMC 08.02.0206. Any applicant for a reduced fee registration must present sufficient proof of nonprofit status as granted by the state or federal government.

  1. Social Purpose Corporations.

Social Purpose Corporations are entitled to a reduced business registration fee as specified in SMC 08.02.0206. Any applicant for a reduced fee registration must present sufficient proof the business is registered as a Social Purpose Corporation in the state of Washington.

  1. Certified B Corporations

Certified B Corporations are entitled to a reduced business registration fee as specified in SMC 08.02.0206. Any applicant for a reduced fee registration must present sufficient proof the business is actively certified as a Certified B Corporation.

  1. Fee-Free Business Registration

For purposes of the business registration under chapter 08.01 SMC, any person or business whose annual value of products, gross proceeds of sales, or gross income of the business in the city is equal to or less than $2,000 (or higher threshold as determined by city) and who does not maintain a place of business within the city, shall submit a business license registration to the Director or designee, which shall be issued with no fee to the business. The fee-free business registration does not apply to regulatory license requirements or activities that require a specialized permit.

Date Passed: Monday, September 24, 2018

Effective Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

ORD C35677 Section 2