(a)   Receipt and Records of Tax. The Administrator shall receive the tax imposed by this chapter in the manner prescribed herein from the taxpayers, keep an accurate record thereof, and report all moneys so received.
   (b)   Enforcement of Collection. The Administrator shall enforce payment of all taxes owing to the City, 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 show the date and amounts of payments thereof
   (c)   Authority to Make and Enforce Regulations. The Administrator is hereby charged with the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter and is hereby empowered, subject to the approval of the Board of Review, to adopt and promulgate and to enforce rules and regulations in relation to any matter or thing pertaining to the collection of taxes and the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this chapter, including provisions for the examination and correction of returns.
   (d)   Authority to Arrange Installment Payments.
      (1)   The Administrator is authorized to arrange for the payment of unpaid taxes, interest and penalties on a schedule of installment payments, when the taxpayer has proven to the Administrator, due to certain hardship conditions, he 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 under this chapter.
      (2)   Failure to make any deferred payment when due, shall cause the total unpaid amount, including penalty and interest, to become payable on demand, and the provisions of Section 191.09(e) and 191.10(a) shall apply.
   (e)   Authority to Determine Amount of Tax Due. In any case where a taxpayer has failed to file a return or has filed 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)   Examination of Taxpayer's Records. The Administrator, or any authorized employee, is hereby authorized to examine the books, papers, records, and Federal income tax returns of any employer or of any taxpayer or person subject to, or whom the Administrator believes is subject to the provisions of 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 duly authorized agent or employee, the means, facilities, and opportunity for making such examinations and investigations as are hereby authorized.
   (g)   Authority to Compel Production of Records. The Administrator is hereby authorized to order any person presumed to have knowledge of the facts to appear before him and may examine such person, under oath, concerning any income which was or should have been returned for taxation or any transaction tending to affect 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, whether as parties or witnesses, whenever he believes such persons have knowledge of such income or information pertinent to such inquiry.
   (h)   Refusal to Produce Records. The refusal to produce books, papers, records, and Federal income tax returns, or the refusal to submit to such examination by any employer or persons subject or presumed to be subject to the tax or by any officer, agent or employee of a person subject to the tax or required to withhold tax or the failure of any person to comply with the provisions of this chapter or with an order or subpoena of the Administrator authorized hereby shall be deemed a violation of this chapter.
   (i)   Confidential Nature of information; Disclosure of Returns and Return Information.
Any information gained as the result of any returns, investigations, hearings or verifications required or authorized by this chapter shall be confidential, except for official purposes, or except in accordance with a proper judicial order. No person shall divulge such information.
   (j)   Taxpayer Required to Retain Records. Every taxpayer shall retain all records necessary to compute his tax liability for a period of five years from the date his return is filed or the withholding taxes are paid.
(Ord. 97-60. Passed 11-20-97.)