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The DC Code: § 47-2851.11 Denial of master business license.

Index47 Taxation, Licensing, Permits, Assessments, and Fees. (Refs & Annos)
a
The Center shall not issue or renew a basic business license to any person or business entity if:
1
The person or business does not have a valid tax registration or Certificate of Occupancy, if required;
2
The person or business is delinquent in taxes, periodic report fees, or penalties owing to the District, is delinquent in service fees owed to the Water and Sewer Authority, or is not validly registered in accordance with District law. The Office of Tax and Revenue and the Water and Sewer Authority shall cooperate with the business license center to determine if taxes, fees, penalties or service fees are owing.
3
The person or business has been denied any of the necessary endorsements for the type of business for which licensing is sought; or
4
The person or business has not submitted the sum of all fees and deposits required for the requested individual license endorsements, any outstanding basic business license delinquency fee, or other fees and penalties to be collected through the system.
b
Nothing in this section shall prevent registration by the District of an employer for the purpose of paying an employee workers' compensation insurance or unemployment insurance benefits.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 47-2851.11. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 13-183 rewrote subsec. (a)(2) which formerly provided: "The person or business is delinquent in taxes, periodic reports, or penalties owing to the District, or is not validly registered in accordance with District law; the Department of Finance and Revenue shall cooperate with the business license center to determine if such taxes, fees, or penalties are owing." D.C. Law 15-38, in subsec. (a), substituted "basic" for "master" in the introductory paragraph and in par. (4). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(l) of Streamlining Regulation Emergency Act of 2003 (D.C. Act 15-145, August 11, 2003, 50 DCR 6896). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-86, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-2851.01. For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-261, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 47-2801. Law 13-183, the "Water and Sewer Authority Collection Enhancement Amendment Act of 2000," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 13-484, which was referred to the Committee on Public Works and the Environment. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 26, 2000, and July 11, 2000, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on August 2, 2000, it was assigned Act No. 13-399 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 13- 183 became effective on October 21, 2000. For Law 15-38, see notes following § 47-2404. DC CODE § 47-2851.11 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 29, 1998, D.C. Law 12-86, § 101(b), 45 DCR 1172; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-261, § 2002(b), 46 DCR 3142; Oct. 21, 2000, D.C. Law 13-183, § 2(a), 47 DCR 7062; Oct. 28, 2003, D.C. Law 15-38, § 2(l), 50 DCR 6913.)