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(a) Every Cigarette Retailer shall keep and preserve all such records as the Tax Collector may require for the purpose of ascertaining and determining compliance with this Cigarette Litter Abatement Fee Ordinance, including but not limited to, all local, State and Federal tax returns and all Inventory Purchase Invoices, for a period of four years. Cigarette Retailers shall submit copies of such records with its periodic Fee returns as the Tax Collector may by Rule require, and shall make its original documents available at its retail location for review, inspection or copying by the Tax Collector upon request during normal business hours.
(b) The City shall access and use Cigarette Retailers' records required to be prepared or provided under this Ordinance and Rules promulgated hereunder, including but not limited to its local, State and Federal tax returns and Inventory Purchase Invoices, solely for the purposes of enforcing this Cigarette Litter Abatement Fee Ordinance. The City shall adhere to all applicable state and local laws, policies and regulations pertaining to personal information, individual privacy, trade secrets and proprietary information with respect to such records.
(Added by Ord. 173-09, File No. 090724, App. 7/21/2009)