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(A) Universal filing. On or before April 15th of each year, every resident subject to the provisions of this subchapter shall, except hereinafter provided, make and file with the Tax Administrator a municipal tax return on a form prescribed by and acceptable to the Tax Administrator, whether or not a tax is due. When the return is made for a fiscal year or other period different from the calendar year, the return shall be filed on or before the fifteenth day of the fourth month following the end of such fiscal year or period. The Tax Administrator is hereby authorized to provide by regulation that the return of an employer or employers, showing the amount of municipal tax deducted by said employer or employers from the qualifying wages, commissions, other compensation, and other taxable income of a nonresident employee, and paid by him or them to the Tax Administrator may be accepted as the return required of a nonresident employee whose sole income, subject to tax under this Tax Code, is such qualifying wages, commissions, other compensation, and other taxable income.
(B) Filing with spouse. A husband and wife may file either separate returns or a joint return for municipal purposes, even though one of the spouses has neither taxable income nor deductions included on the municipal return regardless of whether their federal and state returns were filed separately or jointly. If a joint city return is made, the tax shall be computed on the aggregate taxable income and the liability with respect to the tax shall be joint and several.
(C) Returns and content thereof. The return shall be filed with the Tax Administrator. The Tax Administrator shall accept a generic form of any return, report or document required to be filed if the generic form once completed and filed contains all of the information required to be submitted with the city prescribed returns, reports or documents, and if the taxpayer or return preparer filing the generic form otherwise complies with the rules or ordinances of the city governing the filing of returns, reports or documents. The determination as to whether a generic form meets the criteria above shall be within the sole discretion of the Tax Administrator. The return shall set forth the following information:
(1) The aggregate amounts of qualifying wages, commissions, other compensation received, allocated, apportioned or set aside, other income defined by statute as taxable, and gross income from any business, profession or other activity, less allowable expenses incurred in the acquisition of such gross income earned during the preceding year and subject to said tax; and
(2) The amount of the tax imposed by this tax code on such earnings and profits; and
(3) Such other pertinent statements, information returns, copies of federal or state tax returns and/or schedules or other information as the Tax Administrator may require, including a statement that the figures used in the return are the figures used in the return for federal income tax, adjusted to set forth only such income as is taxable under the provisions of this subchapter, as attachments.
(1) Any taxpayer that has requested an extension for filing a federal income tax return may request an extension for the filing of a municipal Income Tax Return by filing a copy of the taxpayer’s federal extension request with the Municipal Tax Division.
(2) Any taxpayer not required to file a federal income tax return may request an extension for filing a municipal income tax return in writing.
(3) The request for extension must be filed on or before the original due date for the annual return.
(4) If the request is granted, the extended due date of the municipal income tax return shall be the last day of the month following the month to which the due date of the federal income tax return has been extended.
(5) The city may deny a taxpayer’s request for extension if the taxpayer:
(a) Fails to timely file the request;
(b) Fails to file a copy of the federal extension request;
(c) Owes the city any delinquent income tax or any penalty, interest, assessment or any other charge for the late payment or the nonpayment of income tax; or
(d) Has failed to file any required income tax return, report, or other related document for a prior tax period.
(6) The granting of an extension for filing a municipal tax return does not extend the due date as provided in this section for payment of the tax; hence, penalty and interest may apply to any unpaid tax during the period of extension at the rate set out by § 95.04. No penalty shall be assessed in those cases in which the return is filed and the final tax paid within the extension period provided all other filing and payment requirements of the Tax Code have been met. Any extension by the Tax Administrator shall be granted upon the condition that declaration filing and payment requirements have been fulfilled; however, if, upon further examination it then becomes evident that declaration filing and payment requirements have not been fulfilled, penalty and interest may be assessed in full and in the same manner as though no extension had been granted.
(E) Payment with returns.
(1) The taxpayer making a return, shall at the time of the filing thereof pay to the Tax Administrator the amount of taxes shown as due thereon; provided however, that where any portion of the tax so due shall have been deducted at the source pursuant to the provisions of § 95.06 of this subchapter; or where any portion of the tax shall have been paid by the taxpayer pursuant to the provisions of § 95.07 of this subchapter, or where an income tax creditable against the municipal tax pursuant to § 95.15 of this subchapter has been paid to another municipality, credit for the amount so paid shall be deducted from the amount shown to be due and only the balance, if any, shall be due and payable at the time of filing the return.
(2) Subject to the limitations contained in § 95.05, any taxpayer who has overpaid the amount of tax to which the municipality is entitled under the provisions of this subchapter may have such overpayment applied against any subsequent liability hereunder or, at his election indicated on the return, such overpayment, or part thereof, shall be refunded, provided that no additional taxes or refunds of less than $1 shall be collected or refunded.
(F) Amended returns.
(1) Where necessary an amended return must be filed in order to report additional income and pay any additional tax due, or claim a refund of tax overpaid, subject to the requirements and limitations contained in §§ 95.11 and 95.15 of this subchapter. Such amended returns shall be on a form obtainable on request from or acceptable to the Tax Administrator. A taxpayer may not change the method of accounting or apportionment of net profits after the due date for filing the original return.
(2) Within three months from the final determination of any federal tax liability affecting the taxpayer’s municipal tax liability, such taxpayer shall make and file an amended municipal return showing income subject to the municipal tax based upon such final determination of federal tax liability, and pay any additional tax shown due thereon or make claim for refund of any overpayment.
(G) Incomplete documents. Information returns, schedules and statements required to support tax returns, which are incomplete without such information, shall be filed within the time limits set forth for the filing of the tax returns. The failure to file such information returns, schedules and statements shall be a violation of this Tax Code. Provided, however, that the taxpayer shall have ten days after notification by the Tax Administrator, or his authorized representative, to file the items required by this division.
(Ord. 1-05, passed 1-24-05)