Ord 296 Wireless Tax

ORDINANCE NO. 296
AN ORDINANCE of the Town of Hamilton enacting an update amending Ordinance 168 Tax on Utilities to include Wireless Services.
WHEREAS, the Town of Hamilton is taking action to update the Utilities Tax to include wireless services, and
WHEREAS, the Town of Hamilton Ordinance 168 imposes a six (6) percent tax on all utilities and lists telephone business, or a combined telephone and telegraph business, and
WHEREAS, the Town of Hamilton Ordinance 168 does not list wireless services separately, and
WHEREAS, the Town Council has determined that updating Ordinance 168 to clearly include wireless services is correct.

NOW THEREFORE, THE TOWN OF HAMILTON DO HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Ordinances 168, Section 4. A. is hereby amended and revised, the amended section to read as follows:
A Upon every person, firm or corporation engaged in or carrying on a telephone business, or a combined telephone and telegraph business, or a wireless telephone business, a tax equal to six percent of the total gross operating Income, including income from intra-state toll derived from the operation of such businesses within the town.

INTRODUCED AND PASSED and approved at a regular meeting of the Town Council this 9th day of October. 2012.