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(a) Any person who fails to pay, collect, or remit to the City any tax shown on a return or required to be shown on a return shall pay a penalty of 5% of the unpaid tax, if the failure is for not more than one month after the tax was due and unpaid, plus an additional 5% for each following month or fraction of a month during which such failure continues, up to 25% in the aggregate, until the date of payment.
(b) Any person who fails to pay, collect, or remit to the City any tax shown on a return or required to be shown on a return shall also pay interest on the unpaid tax at the rate of 1% per month, or fraction of a month, from the date the taxes were due and unpaid through the date the person pays in full the delinquent taxes, penalties, interest, and fees accrued to the date of payment.
(c) No penalties or interest imposed by this Section 6.17-1.1 shall apply to the failure to make any estimated tax payments of payroll expense taxes, gross receipts taxes, Early Care and Education Commercial Rents Taxes, Homelessness Gross Receipts Taxes, or Cannabis Business Taxes under Section 6.9-3(a)(3).
(d) This Section 6.17-1.1 shall apply as follows:
(1) to all returns and payments for tax periods ending and taxable events occurring on or after January 1, 2021, except as provided in subsections (d)(2) and (d)(3) of this Section 6.17-1.1;
(3) to all returns and payments for fiscal years ending on or after July 1, 2021 with respect to fees, assessments, and other charges subject to this Article 6 that are imposed on a fiscal year basis.
(Added by Ord. 207-20, File No. 200759, App. 10/9/2020, Eff. 11/9/2020)