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(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. Any operator who fails to remit any delinquent tax on or before a period of 30 days following the date on which the tax first became delinquent shall pay a second delinquency penalty equal to 10% of the amount of the tax and previous penalty in addition to the tax and the 10% penalty first imposed. An additional penalty equal to 10% of the total tax and penalty of the previous 30-day period shall be added for each successive 30-day period that the operator remains delinquent.
(c) Fraud. If the Tax Commissioner determines that the nonpayment 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 penalties stated in divisions (a) and (b) hereof.
(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 0.5% 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.
(Ord. 17-2007. Passed 4-9-07.)