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6.04.070 Due Date; Returns and Payments.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 187339, effective October 16, 2015.)

A.  The tax imposed by this Chapter shall be paid by the transient to the operator at the time that rent is paid.  All amounts of such taxes collected by any operator are due and payable to the Tax Administrator on the 15th day of the following month for the preceding 3 months; and are delinquent on the last day of the month in which they are due.  If the last day of the month falls on a holiday or weekend, amounts are delinquent on the first business day that follows.  The Division has authority to classify and/or district the operators for determination of applicable tax periods, and shall notify each operator of the due and delinquent dates for the operator’s returns.  The initial return under this Chapter may be for less than 3 months preceding the due date; thereafter returns shall be made for the applicable quarterly period.

B.  On or before the 15th day of the month following each quarter of collection, a return for the preceding quarter’s tax collections shall be filed with the Division.  The return shall be filed in such form as the Division may prescribe by every operator liable for payment of tax.

C.  Returns shall show the amount of tax collected or otherwise due for the related period.  The Division may require returns to show the total rentals upon which tax was collected or otherwise due, gross receipts of operator for such period and an explanation in detail of any discrepancy between such amounts, and the amount of rents exempt, if any.

D.  The person required to file the return shall deliver the return, together with the remittance of the amount of the tax due, to the Division at its office, either by personal delivery or by mail.  If the return is mailed, the postmark shall be considered the date of delivery for determining delinquencies.

E.  For good cause, the Division may extend for not to exceed 1 month the time for making any return or payment of tax.  No further extension shall be granted, except by the Division Director.  Any operator to whom an extension is granted shall pay interest at the rate of 1.25 percent per month on the amount of tax due without proration for a portion of a month.  If a return is not filed, and the tax and interest due is not paid by the end of the extension granted, then the interest shall be added to the tax due for computation of penalties described elsewhere in this Chapter.

F.  The Division, if deemed necessary in order to insure payment or facilitate collection by the City of the amount of taxes in any individual case, may require returns and payment of the amount of taxes for other than quarterly periods.