§ 27-17-9. Privilege taxes imposed; amount of such taxes.
(1) Every person desiring to engage in any business, or exercise any privilege hereinafter specified, if such business is located outside a municipality, shall first, before commencing the same, apply for, pay for and procure from the tax collector of the county in which such business is located, or if such business is located within a municipality, shall apply for, pay for and procure from the tax collector of the municipality, a privilege license authorizing him to engage in the business or exercise the privileges specified therein, and the amount of tax shown in subsection (2) of this section, except as otherwise specifically established in this chapter, is hereby imposed for the privilege of engaging or continuing in the business set out therein.
(2) (a) The amount of a privilege license shall be Twenty Dollars ($20.00) annually for a business having three (3) or fewer employees.
(b) The amount of a privilege license shall be Thirty Dollars ($30.00) annually for a business having more than three (3) but fewer than eleven (11) employees.
(c) The amount of a privilege license shall be Thirty Dollars ($30.00) annually plus an additional assessment of Three Dollars ($3.00) for each employee over ten (10) employees, not to exceed a maximum payment of One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00), for a business (other than a manufacturer) having eleven (11) or more employees.
(d) The amount of a privilege license shall be Eighty Dollars ($80.00) annually for a manufacturer having eleven (11) or more employees; manufacturers having ten (10) or fewer employees shall pay an annual privilege license pursuant to paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection (2), whichever is applicable.
Sources: Codes, 1942, § 9696-03; Laws, 1944, ch. 137, § 3; Laws, 1964, ch. 516, § 1; Laws, 1988, ch. 505, § 3, eff from and after July 1, 1988.