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File #: R-21-213   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 11/3/2021 In control: City Council
Final action: 11/15/2021
Enactment date: 11/29/2021 Enactment #: R-2021-084
Title: Declaring A Stay Of Enforcement Of The Albuquerque Tax Preparer And Consumer Rights Ordinance (Davis)
Attachments: 1. R-213, 2. R-213Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
11/29/2021 City Clerk Published  Action details
11/22/2021 Mayor Not Signed by the Mayor  Action details
11/15/2021 City Council PassedPass Action details
11/3/2021 City Council Introduced  Action details
11/3/2021 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-21-213 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Pat Davis


RESOLUTION
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Declaring A Stay Of Enforcement Of The Albuquerque Tax Preparer And Consumer Rights Ordinance (Davis)
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DECLARING A STAY OF ENFORCEMENT OF THE ALBUQUERQUE TAX PREPARER AND CONSUMER RIGHTS ORDINANCE.
WHEREAS, the City administration presented the Albuquerque Tax Preparer and Consumer Rights Ordinance (the "Ordinance") to the City Council in December of 2020, and it was enacted in February 2021 (Bill No. O-20-45, Enactment No. O-2021-003); and
WHEREAS, the City administration has requested amendments to the ordinance as originally drafted and passed, and stakeholders have also engaged with the City Council to consider amendments to the Ordinance via bill O-21-77 to address certain deficiencies and ambiguities in the Ordinance as it was enacted; and
WHEREAS, consumers and the impacted industry will be best served by a thoughtful and contemplative review process by the City Council to help ensure that the updates proposed within O-21-77 address and remedy the problems with the ordinance in its existing form; and
WHEREAS, the tax season for the 2021 tax year is quickly approaching and proposed changes, if adopted, would require additional work by the City and the industry to implement notice, compliance and compliant processing, and those processes are not likely to be in place before the tax season; and
WHEREAS, acting upon O-21-77 in November or December in anticipation of the 2022 tax season will not offer enough advance notice to consumers and the impacted industry on the rules for tax preparers for the forthcoming tax season; and
WHEREAS, sufficient time should be taken to consider O-21-77 to provide sufficient advanced notice of its effects, and to promote confidence amongst consumers and the impacted industry; and
WHEREAS, notwithstanding the need for suffici...

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