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File #: O-20-46   
Type: Ordinance Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 12/7/2020 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Adding Article 20 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque To Add Part 1 Creating The Albuquerque Tax Preparers And Consumer Rights Ordinance (Davis, by request)
Attachments: 1. O-46
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-20-46 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Pat Davis, by request


ORDINANCE
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Adding Article 20 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque To Add Part 1 Creating The Albuquerque Tax Preparers And Consumer Rights Ordinance (Davis, by request)
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1. Article 20 of Chapter 13 R.O.A. 1994 is created to add Part 1, Section 13-20-1-1 through 13-20-1-22, the Albuquerque Tax Preparer and Consumer Rights Ordinance, as follows:
PART 1.
? 13-20-1-1 FINDINGS AND INTENT.
A. The City Council finds that, to better protect the public health, safety, and welfare of Albuquerque residents, it is in the public interest to address local issues of unfair, deceptive, and unconscionable trade practices in the conduct and provision of personal income tax preparation services in the City.
B. The purpose of this Part is to ensure that paid tax preparers provide advice and assistance to taxpayers in a competent and ethical manner, and to protect taxpayers as consumers when purchasing tax preparation services.
C. Through this Part, the City Council intends to protect the general public in the City from unfair, deceptive, and unconscionable trade practices in the conduct and provision of personal income tax preparation services and to regulate those businesses and individuals conducting personal income tax preparation services in the City.
D. The Albuquerque Tax Preparer and Consumer Rights Ordinance is enacted pursuant to the general welfare and police powers of the City of Albuquerque.
? 13-20-1-2 SHORT TITLE.
This Part shall be referred to as the "Albuquerque Tax Preparer and Consumer Rights Ordinance" and will sometimes be referred to herein as "this Part."
? 13-20-1-3 DEFINITIONS.
For purposes of the Albuquerque Tax Preparer and Consumer Rights Ordinance, the followi...

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