General Terms and Rules for Use
Filing Electronically. Any business or organization ("business") conducting business activity in an area where we are the administering agent
for that municipality or state may elect to use electronic filing to electronically submit business license applications to Government Revenue Solutions, LLC (GRS)
(dba Revenue Discovery Systems (RDS) and MuniServices, LLC) (collectively, "us", "ours" or "we").
Usernames. Businesses may set up an electronic filing account and create one or more usernames ("users") on that account. All usernames created
by the business must be for business personnel or associates permitted and authorized by the business to submit transactions on behalf of the business.
Use of electronic filing constitutes an agreement to abide by the rules, terms, and conditions of BizLicenseOnline.
Transactions. The transactions available through electronic filing online applications are provided in conjunction with participating municipalities
("Participating Municipalities"). Users seeking to complete a transaction not available through electronic filing must contact the municipality for more
information and instructions.
Information Provided On BizLicenseOnline
Information provided on administration and fee schedule rates reflected on BizLicenseOnline and on our forms are updated once the updated
information has been received, verified and validated by us, therefore postings are made at such times as determined by us in our sole discretion.
You should not assume that the information contained on BizLicenseOnline has been updated or otherwise contains current information.
Information provided on BizLicenseOnline is intended to allow immediate access to the public. While all attempts are made to provide
accurate, current and reliable information, there is the possibility of error. We and BizLicenseOnline expressly deny any warranty of the
accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.
Duplicate Filings. If a transaction is submitted using electronic filing, the business should not file the equivalent paper version of the transaction.
Payment Instructions. By providing us with names and account information of Payees to whom you wish to direct payments, you authorize us to follow
the payment instructions that we receive through the payment system. In order to process payments more efficiently and effectively, we may edit or alter
payment data or data formats in accordance with Payee directives. When we receive a payment instruction, you authorize us to debit your account and remit
funds on your behalf so that the funds arrive as close as reasonably possible to the scheduled payment date designated by you. You also authorize us to
credit your payment account for payments returned to us by the Payee. We will use our best efforts to make all your payments properly. However, we shall
incur no liability if we are unable to complete any payments initiated by you because of the existence of any one or more of the following circumstances:
- If your Payment Account does not contain sufficient funds to complete the transaction or the transaction would exceed the credit limit of your
- Our payment processing system is not working properly and you know or have been advised about the malfunction;
- You have not provided us with the correct payment account information, or the correct name, address, phone number or account information for the
- Circumstances beyond our control (such as, but not limited to, fire, flood or interference from an outside force) prevent the proper execution
of the transaction.
Payments by Check. When you make a payment by check, you authorize us to use information from your check to make a one time electronic fund transfer
from your checking account according to the terms of your check or to process that transaction as a check. When we use your check to make an electronic
fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your checking account as soon as the same day we receive your payment, and you will not receive your check
back from your financial institution.
Payment Scheduling. Scheduling provides the opportunity to specify a future transaction date for an ACH debit payment. If scheduling is available for
a transaction, a future transaction date can be entered during the payment process. The future transaction date specified will be the day on which the ACH
debit payment instruction will be prepared for bank processing. The data portion of the transaction will be delivered to us on the selected file date for
payment. If a future transaction date is scheduled, the file date must be prior to the delinquent date to avoid applicable penalties or interest.
Overpayments and Transactional Site Errors. In the event that you submit multiple payment transactions in error, you should contact us in order to
submit a written request for a refund of moneys paid. This system does not have the capability to identify overpayments made or to provide automatic
Amending a Transaction. For transactions that include payment of an amount due, payment instructions must be provided at the time the transaction is
submitted for processing. Once a transaction's status has been changed to, "Received", you will no longer be permitted to amend the transaction.
Additional Penalties. If payment instructions are not provided for the full amount due shown on the transaction, or if payment is rejected or
returned by the bank specified by the user, additional penalties, interest and banking fees could apply. In addition, your business will be subject
to each municipality's rules regarding payment deadlines, interest, penalties, and fee charges. We do not determine the amount of tax, interest,
court cost, or penalty owed the state, county, or municipal governing authority.
Additional Payments Made. If there is a subsequent payment of any unpaid balance by check, the check must display the municipality's account
number and the confirmation number from the electronic filing session.
Incomplete Filings. No transaction will be submitted until the user has completed the entire on-line transaction process and exited the system
using the navigation prompts provided on-screen. The electronic filing session confirmation screen serves as verification of a completed transaction.
The user should not log off or shut down the web browser until the user has completed all parts of the transaction (including entry of data and payment
information as applicable) and received confirmation of submission of the transaction. The user must complete the entire transaction process
before midnight in order to receive a confirmation time-stamped for that day.
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NONINFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.YOU ACCEPT ALL RISK, INCLUDING ALL RISK WITH RESPECT TO SUITABILITY,
USE AND PERFORMANCE. We, BizLicenseOnline, AND/OR A PARTICIPATING MUNICIPALITY further do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the
information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these materials. We may make changes to these materials at any time without notice.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, BizLicenseOnline, AND/OR A PARTICIPATING MUNICIPALITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER
(INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE
THE MATERIALS, EVEN IF BizLicenseOnline, AND/OR A PARTICIPATING MUNICIPALITY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
APPLICABLE LAW. Any claim relating to the materials shall be governed by the internal laws of the State of Alabama without regard to its conflicts of law
provisions. To the extent that the terms of this agreement conflict with applicable state or federal law, such state or federal law shall replace such conflicting
terms only to the extent required by law. Unless expressly stated otherwise, all other terms of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect.