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If any owner of a watercraft or operator of a marina or boat storage rack facility fails or refuses to make, within the time provided in this chapter, any report and remittance of the tax, or any portion thereof required by this chapter, the Finance Director shall proceed in such manner as he may deem best to obtain facts and information on which to base his estimate of the tax due. As soon as the Finance Director procures such facts and information upon which to base the assessment of any tax imposed by this chapter, and payable by any owner or operator who has failed or refused to make a report and remittance, he shall proceed to determine and assess against the owner or operator the tax, interest and penalties provided for by this chapter. In the event any such determination is made, the Finance Director shall give notice of the amount so assessed by serving it personally, or by depositing it in the United States mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the owner or operator so assessed at his last known place of address. The owner or operator may, within ten days after the serving or mailing of the notice, make application in writing to the Finance Director for a hearing on the amount assessed. If an application by the owner or operator for a hearing is not made within the time prescribed, the tax, interest and penalties, if any, determined by the Finance Director, shall become final and conclusive, and immediately due and payable. If an application is made, the Finance Director shall give not less than five days' written notice in the manner prescribed herein to the owner or operator to show cause at a time and places fixed in the notice why the amount specified therein should not be fixed for the tax, interest and penalties. At the hearing, the owner or operator may appear and offer evidence why the specified tax, interest and penalties should not be so fixed. After the hearing, the Finance Director shall determine the proper tax to be remitted, and shall give written notice to the owner or operator in the manner prescribed herein of the determination and the amount of the tax, interest and penalties. The amount determined to be due shall be payable after fifteen days, unless an appeal is taken as provided in Section 199.08.
(Ord. 05-107. Passed 6-27-05.)