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17.105.110 Examinations and Investigations.

The Tax Administrator, or duly authorized agents, may make any examination of accounts, records, stocks, facilities and equipment of Dealers, Sellers, Service Stations and other Persons engaged in storing, selling or distributing Motor Vehicle Fuel or other petroleum product or products within this city, and such other investigations as it considers necessary in carrying out the provisions of this Chapter. If the examinations or investigations disclose that any reports of Dealers, Sellers, or other Persons filed with the Tax Administrator pursuant to the requirements herein, have shown incorrectly the amount of gallonage of Motor Vehicle Fuel distributed or the tax accruing thereon, the Tax Administrator may make such changes in subsequent reports and payments of such Dealers, Sellers, or other Persons, or may make such refund or credit, as may be necessary to correct the errors disclosed by its examinations or investigation. The Dealer or Seller shall reimburse the City for the reasonable costs of the examination or investigation if the action discloses that the Dealer or Seller paid 95 percent or less of the tax owing for the period of the examination or investigation. In the event that such an examination or investigation results in an assessment by and an additional payment due to the City, such additional payment shall be subject to interest at the rate of .0329 percent per day from the date the original tax payment was due.