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(1) Any operator who has not been granted an extension of time for remittance of tax due and who fails to remit any tax imposed by section 3.772 of this Code prior to delinquency shall pay a penalty of ten percent (10%) of the amount of the tax due in addition to the amount of the tax.

(2) Any operator who has not been granted an extension of time for remittance of tax due, and who fails to pay any delinquent remittance on or before a period of 30 days following the date on which the remittance first becomes delinquent shall pay a second delinquency penalty of fifteen percent (15%) of the amount of the tax due plus the amount of the tax and the ten percent (10%) penalty first imposed.

(3) If the tax administrator determines that the nonpayment of any remittance due under section 3.772 of this Code is due to fraud or intent to evade the provisions thereof, a penalty of twenty-five percent (25%) of the amount of the tax shall be added thereto in addition to the penalties stated in subsections (1) and (2) of this section.

(4) In addition to the penalties imposed, any operator who fails to remit any tax imposed by section 3.772 of this Code shall pay interest at the rate of one half of one percent per month or fractions thereof, without proration for portions of a month, on the amount of the tax due, exclusive of penalties, from the date on which the remittance first becomes delinquent, until paid.

(5) Every penalty imposed and such interest as accrues under the provisions of this section shall be merged with, and become a part of, the tax required to be paid.

(Section 3.784 added by Ordinance No. 17282, enacted March 24, 1975.)