SEC. 11-419.  PENALTIES AND INTEREST.
   (A)   Any person who fails or refuses to pay any cannabis business tax required to be paid pursuant to this article on or before the due date shall pay penalties and interest as follows:
      (1)   A penalty equal to 10% of the amount of the tax, in addition to the amount of the tax, plus interest on the unpaid tax calculated from the due date of the tax at the rate of 1% per month.
      (2)   If the tax remains unpaid for a period exceeding one calendar month beyond the due date, an additional penalty equal to 25% of the amount of the tax, plus interest at the rate of 1% per month on the unpaid tax and on the unpaid penalties.
      (3)   Interest shall be applied at the rate of 1% per month on the first day of the month for the full month and will continue to accrue monthly on the tax and penalty until the balance is paid in full.
   (B)   Whenever a check or electronic payment is submitted in payment of a cannabis business tax and the payment is subsequently returned unpaid by the bank for any reason, the taxpayer will be liable for the tax amount due plus any fees, penalties and interest as provided for in this section, and any other amount allowed under State law.
(Ord. No. 2962)