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The DC Code: § 25-907 Mayor's responsibility in determining, redetermining, assessing, or reassessing any tax.

Index25 Alcoholic Beverage Regulation (Refs & Annos)
The Mayor shall determine, redetermine, assess, or reassess any tax imposed under this chapter, as follows:
In the case of a fraudulent return or a failure to file a return, whether in good faith or otherwise, the tax may be assessed at any time.
If the tax is determined to be due from any person other than a licensee under this title, the tax may be assessed at any time.
In the case of an incorrect return, the tax shall be assessed within 5 years after the filing of such return.
(A) If a return required by this title is not filed, if the return, when filed, is incorrect or insufficient, or if the tax has been determined to be due from a licensee or any other person, the amount of tax due shall be determined by the Mayor from such information as may be obtainable.
Notice of the determination shall be given to the licensee or any person required to file a return or pay the tax.
The notice shall state that the licensee or other person shall have not less than 30 days after the notice is sent within which to file a protest with the Mayor and show cause or reason why the amount of tax determined to be due should not be paid.
If a protest is not filed within the 30-day period, the tax due, as determined by the Mayor, shall be final.
If a protest is filed within the 30-day period, a hearing shall be conducted by the Mayor, a final decision thereon shall be made, and notice of the decision and a statement of taxes determined to be due shall be sent by registered or certified mail to the last known address of the person liable for the payment of the tax.
(1) A licensee or other person required to file a return or pay the tax, who fails to file the return, fails to file a correct return, or fails to pay the tax to the District within the time required by this chapter, shall be subject to (A) a penalty of 5% of the tax due for each month or fraction thereof that the failure continues, not to exceed 25% in the aggregate, plus (B) interest at the rate of 1 1/2% per month on the amount of the tax for each month or fraction thereof during which the failure continues.
If the Mayor determines that the delay was due to reasonable cause, the Mayor may waive all or any part of the penalty, interest, or both.
Unpaid penalty and interest shall be collected in the same manner as the tax imposed by this chapter.
The penalty and interest provided for in this section shall be applicable to any tax determined as a deficiency.
The tax imposed by this chapter, and interest and penalties thereon, shall become, from the time due and payable, a personal debt of the person liable to pay the same to the District. For the purposes of this subsection, the term "person" shall include any officer, and any employee or former employee, of a corporation responsible for the payment of the tax and any member or former member of a partnership, limited liability company, or association, and any employee or former employee, of a partnership, limited liability company, or association responsible for the payment of the tax.

Historical and Statutory

D.C. Law 13-298 amended and enacted into law Title 25 of the District of Columbia Official Code. The text of this section is derived from provisions formerly found in D.C. Code § 25-140. Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 25-907. Legislative History of Laws For D.C. Law 13-298, see notes following § 25-101. Law 4-131, the "District of Columbia Tax Enforcement Act of 1982," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 4-257, which was referred to the Committee on Finance and Revenue. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 27, 1982, and May 11, 1982, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on June 1, 1982, it was assigned Act No. 4-196 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. DC CODE § 25-907 Current through December 11, 2012


(Jan. 24, 1934, 48 Stat. 319, § 42, as added July 24, 1982, D.C. Law 4-131, § 303, 29 DCR 2418; May 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-298, § 101, 48 DCR 2959.)