Beware of requests from utility companies asking about your city’s tax

Updated: Jun 29

Telecommunications companies, class action attorneys, and others have used city responses to written requests in pending litigation in attempts to obtain court rulings adverse to the cities or to claim a city is not owed required license taxes. Cities should therefore consult with their legal counsel before answering e-mails or correspondence from utility companies inquiring as to the taxability of certain items under municipal license taxes.

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