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File #: 17-0526    Version: 1
Type: Bill Status: Passed
File created: 5/1/2017 In control: Finance & Governance Committee
On agenda: 6/19/2017 Final action:
Title: A bill for an Ordinance repealing Article X (Tax on TaxiCab Operators), Chapter 53 (Taxation and Miscellaneous Revenue) of the Denver Revised Municipal Code. Amends Article X of Chapter 53 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code to repeal the tax upon taxicab operators to reflect that the City has never collected this tax. The Committee approved filing this bill at its meeting on 5-16-17.
Attachments: 1. BR17 0526 DOF Repeal Tax Upon Taxicab Operators Language, 2. BR17 0526 DOF Repeal Tax Upon Taxicab Operators Request, 3. F&G Tax Upon Taxicab Operator Presentation.pps, 4. 17-0526_BillforOrdinance_TaxonTaxiCabOperatorsChapter53_052517_CTS.pdf, 5. 17-0526 BillforOrdinance_TaxonTaxiCabOperatorsChapter53_052517_CTS.docx.pdf, 6. 17-0526 Filled Bill - Taxicab Operatiors
Other/Miscellaneous Request Template (Appointments; ROW; Code Changes; Zoning Action, etc.)

Date Submitted: 05-01-17

Requesting Agency: Finance
Division: Treasury

Subject Matter Expert Name: Steve Ellington/Don Korte
Email Address: steve.ellington@denvergov.org/ don.korte@denvergov.org
Phone Number: 720-913-9384/720-913-9339

Item Title & Description:
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A bill for an Ordinance repealing Article X (Tax on TaxiCab Operators), Chapter 53 (Taxation and Miscellaneous Revenue) of the Denver Revised Municipal Code.
Amends Article X of Chapter 53 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code to repeal the tax upon taxicab operators to reflect that the City has never collected this tax. The Committee approved filing this bill at its meeting on 5-16-17.
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Affected Council District(s) or citywide? Citywide

Executive Summary with Rationale and Impact:
Detailed description of the item and why we are doing it. This can be a separate attachment.
Article X, Chapter 53 DRMC, the Tax upon Taxicab Operators, was enacted in 1953. It imposes a $100 tax upon each operator plus $50 for each taxicab.

This ordinance change request seeks to repeal the tax imposed by Article X, Chapter 53 DRMC as the Treasury Division is not currently, nor apparently has it ever, administered/collected this tax. Our discussions with former Treasury staff members confirms that this tax has not been administered since at least 1972, if ever.

The DoF/Treasury Division recommendation is to repeal Article X, Chapter 53 DRMC, Tax upon Taxi...

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