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A. Any operator, who fails to remit any portion of any tax imposed by this chapter within the time required, shall pay a penalty of ten percent of the amount of the tax, in addition to the amount of the tax.

B. Any operator who fails to remit any delinquent remittance on or before a period of 60 days following the date on which the remittance first became delinquent shall pay a second delinquency penalty of ten percent of the amount of the tax in addition to the amount of the tax and the penalty first imposed.

C. If the Director determines that the nonpayment of any remittance due under this chapter is due to fraud, a penalty of 25 percent of the amount of the tax shall be added thereto in addition to the penalties stated in subsections A and B of this section.

D. In addition to the penalties imposed, any operator who fails to remit any tax imposed by this chapter shall pay interest at the rate of one percent per month or fraction thereof on the amount of the tax, exclusive of penalties, from the date on which the remittance first became delinquent until paid.

E. Every penalty imposed and such interest as accrues under the provisions of this section shall become a part of the tax required to be paid.

F. Notwithstanding AMC 4.34.020.C, all sums collected pursuant to the penalty provisions in subsections A, B and C of this section shall be distributed to the City of Ashland Central Service Fund to offset the costs of auditing and enforcement of this tax.

G. Waiver of Penalties. Penalties and interest for certain late tax payments may be waived pursuant to AMC 2.28.045.D. (Ord. 3133, amended, 08/16/2016; Ord. 2991, amended, 12/01/2009; Ord. 2983, amended, 05/05/2009)

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