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(A) For the purpose of ascertaining the amount of cannabis business tax owed or verifying any representations made by any taxpayer to the city in support of his or her tax calculation, the tax administrator shall have the power to inspect any location where commercial cannabis cultivation occurs and to audit and examine all books and records (including, but not limited to bookkeeping records, State and federal income tax returns, and other records relating to the gross receipts of the business) of persons engaged in cannabis businesses. In conducting such investigation, the tax administrator shall have the power to inspect any equipment, such as computers or point of sale machines, that may contain such records.
(B) It shall be the duty of every person liable for the collection and payment to the city of any tax imposed by this article to keep and preserve, for a period of at least three years, all records as may be necessary to determine the amount of such tax as he or she may have been liable for the collection of and payment to the city, which records the tax administrator or his or her designee shall have the right to inspect at all reasonable times.
(Ord. No. 2962)