§ 4.16  COLLECTIONS.
   (a)   Licensee’s duties. Each on-sale licensee shall collect the tax imposed by this Article II at the time payment for the drink is made. The amount of the tax shall be separately stated from the charge for the drink. Those persons paying the tax shall receive a receipt of payment from the licensee.
   (b)   Reports.Reports. Each licensee collecting such tax shall make a monthly report upon forms distributed by the Finance Department. Such reports shall contain, at a minimum:
      (1)   The amount of the gross receipts from the retail on-sale of intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages;
      (2)   The amount of the tax required to be collected and due for the period;
      (3)   The signature of the licensee and that of his or her agent if the licensee has not himself or herself made the report;
      (4)   The period the report covers;
      (5)   The method of accounting used; and
      (6)   Such additional information as the City Council may, in its discretion, from time to time require.
   (c)   Payment to the city. Payment of the tax shall be submitted by the licensee to the city along with the required reports. Payment shall cover the tax due for the preceding calendar month, or any alternative four-week accounting period, whichever the case shall be, and such payment shall be made not later than 25 days after the end of such calendar or such alternative accounting month.
   (d)   Uncollectible charges. The licensee may offset against the tax due with respect to any reporting period, the amount of the taxes imposed by § 4.14 of this Article II previously paid as a result of any transaction which becomes uncollectible during such reporting period but only in proportion to the portion of such amount which becomes uncollectible.
   (e)   Examination of report. After a report is filed, the Finance Department may make any examination of the records and accounts of the person making the report that it deems necessary for determining its correctness. The tax computed on the basis of such examination shall be the tax to be paid. If the tax due is found to be greater than that paid, such excess shall be paid within ten days after receipt of notice. Such notice shall be given either personally or sent by regular mail to the address listed on the report. If the tax paid is greater than the tax found to be due, the excess paid shall be refunded to the address listed on the report.
(Ord. 86-43, passed 7-21-1986; Ord. 2008-15, passed 5-5-2008; Ord. 2019-42, passed 11-12-2019)