(a)   Each operator shall, on or before the last day of the month following the close of each calendar quarter, or at the close of any shorter reporting period which may be established by the Treasurer, make a return to the Treasurer, on forms provided by him, of the total rents charged and received and the amount of tax collected for transient occupancies. All claims for exemption from the tax filed by occupants with the operator during the reporting period shall be filed with the report. At the time the return is filed, the full amount of the tax collected shall be remitted to the Treasurer.
   (b)   The Treasurer may establish shorter reporting periods for any certificate holder if he deems it necessary in order to insure collection of the tax, and he may require further information in the return if the information is pertinent to the collection of the tax.
   (c)   Returns and payments are due immediately upon cessation of business for any reason. All taxes collected by operators pursuant to this subchapter shall be held in trust for the account of the City until payment thereof is made to the Treasurer. All returns and payments submitted by each operator shall be treated as confidential by the Treasurer, and shall not be released by him except upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction, or to an officer or agent of the United States, the State of Ohio, Hamilton County, or this City, for official use only.
(1993 Code 98.35)