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The powers and duties of the Administrator are as follows:
(a) Receipt of tax. The Administrator shall receive the tax levied by this chapter from the taxpayers in the manner prescribed herein, keep an accurate record thereof and report all monies so received.
(b) Payment; records. The Administrator shall enforce payment of all taxes owing to the city and keep accurate records for a minimum of five years showing the amount due from each taxpayer required to file a declaration and make any return, or both, including taxes withheld, and showing the dates and amounts of payments thereof.
(c) Enforcement: rules and regulations. The Administrator shall enforce this chapter and, subject to the approval of the Board of Review, may adopt, promulgate and enforce rules and regulations relating to any matter pertaining to the collection of taxes levied under this chapter and the administration and enforcement of this chapter, including the re-examination and correction of returns.
(d) Installment payments. The Administrator may arrange for the payment of unpaid taxes, interest and penalties on a schedule of installment payments when the taxpayer has proved to the Administrator that, due to certain hardship conditions, he or she is unable to pay the full amount of the tax due. Such authorization shall not be granted until proper returns are filed by the taxpayer for all amounts owed by him or her under this chapter. Failure to make any deferred payment when due shall cause the total unpaid amount, including penalty and interest, to become payable on demand, and §§ 882.24 and 882.42 shall apply.
(e) Determination of tax due. If a taxpayer has failed to file a return or has filed a return which does not show the proper amount of tax due, the Administrator may determine the amount of tax appearing to be due the city from the taxpayer and shall send to such taxpayer a written statement showing the amount of tax so determined, together with interest and penalties thereon, if any.
(f) Investigations. The Administrator or any authorized employee may examine the books, papers, records and federal income tax returns of any employer, taxpayer or person subject to, or whom the Administrator believes is subject to, this chapter, for the purpose of verifying the accuracy of any return made, or, if no return was made, to ascertain the tax due under this chapter. Every such employer, supposed employer, taxpayer or supposed taxpayer is hereby directed and required to furnish, upon written request by the Administrator or his or her duly authorized agent or employee, the means, facilities and opportunity for making the examinations and investigations authorized in this subsection.
(g) Examination: production of records. The Administrator may order any person presumed to have knowledge of, or information applicable to, income which was or should have been returned for taxation or any transaction tending to affect such income. The Administrator may examine such person under oath, concerning such income and for this purpose may compel the production of books, papers, records and federal income tax returns and the attendance of all persons before him or her, whether as parties or witnesses, whenever he or she believes such persons have knowledge of such income or information pertinent to such inquiry.
(Ord. 71-O-11, passed 12-20-1971)