§ 153.07  PENALTIES AND INTEREST.
   (A)   Original delinquency.  Any operator who fails to remit any tax imposed by this chapter within the time required shall pay a penalty equal to 10% of the amount of the tax, in addition to the tax.
   (B)   Continued delinquency.  An additional penalty equal to 10% of the total tax and penalty of the previous 30-day period shall be added for each consecutive 30-day period that the occupant remains delinquent.
   (C)   Fraud.  If the Tax Commissioner determines that the non-payment of any remittance due under this chapter is due to fraud, a penalty equal to 25% of the amount of the tax shall be added thereto in addition to the penalties stated in divisions (A) and (B) of this section.
   (D)   Interest.  In addition to the previous penalties imposed, any operator who fails to remit any tax imposed by this chapter shall pay interest at the rate of ½% per month, or fraction thereof, on the amount of the tax, exclusive of penalties, from the date on which the remittance first became delinquent until paid.
   (E)   Penalties during pendency of hearing or appeal.  No penalty provided under the terms of this chapter shall be imposed during the pendency of any hearing provided for in § 153.08 of this chapter nor during the pendency of any appeal to the City Manager provided for in § 153.09 of this chapter.
(Ord. 4075, passed 3-28-78)