Section 11-51-205

Establishment of rate of taxes; levy and assessment of taxes in lieu of license tax under Section 11-51-90; effect of pledge of proceeds of license tax under Section 11-51-90 as to levy and assessment of taxes under article.

(a) The governing body of a municipality levying or assessing taxes authorized by this article may provide by ordinance for the rate of the tax.

(b) The governing body may provide in any ordinances levying or assessing the tax that the tax is levied and assessed in whole or in part in lieu of any privilege license tax based on gross receipts in the nature of a sales or use tax which at the time of the levy is otherwise provided for by ordinance pursuant to Section 11-51-90. This subsection shall not apply to municipal gasoline or motor fuel taxes, privilege or business license taxes levied on a business for the privilege of doing business within the municipality, occupational license taxes, tobacco taxes, or other similar taxes levied by a municipality pursuant to Section 11-51-90, except privilege or license taxes levied in the nature of a sales or use tax.

(c) In all cases where the levy and assessment made pursuant to this article is required by ordinance, any previous pledge of the proceeds collected from a privilege license tax levied by ordinance pursuant to Section 11-51-90 shall have full force and effect as to any levy or assessment made pursuant to this article.

(Acts 1969, No. 917, p. 1653, §6; Act 98-192, p. 310, §3.)