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The DC Code: § 47-4310 Summons authority.

Index47 Taxation, Licensing, Permits, Assessments, and Fees. (Refs & Annos)
a
For the purpose of ascertaining the correctness of a return; making a return where none has been made; determining the liability of a person or real property for a tax imposed under this title; determining the liability at law or in equity of a transferee or fiduciary of a person for a tax under this title; collecting tax; or inquiring into an offense connected with the administration or enforcement of a law, the Mayor may:
1
Summon any person to appear and produce all books, records, or other data which may be relevant or material to the inquiry;
2
Summon any person to give testimony under oath as may be relevant or material to the inquiry;
3
Summon any person to answer interrogatories under oath as may be relevant or material to the inquiry; and
4
Administer oaths to a person summoned.
b
A summons under this section shall be served by the Mayor or by a member of the Metropolitan Police Department in the same manner as a subpoena issued by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
c
The Mayor may report to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia the failure of a person to obey a summons.
d
The Superior Court of the District of Columbia may compel obedience of a summons under this section to the same extent as witnesses may be compelled to obey the subpoenas of the Court.

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 14-282, in subsec. (a), substituted "liability of a person or real property" for "liability of a person". Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see 12(mmm) of Tax Clarity and Recorder of Deeds Temporary Act of 2002 (D.C. Law 14-191, October 5, 2002, law notification 49 DCR 9549). For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see 12(mmm) of Tax Clarity and Related Amendments Temporary Act of 2003 (D.C. Law 14-228, March 23, 2003, law notification 50 DCR 2741). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 12(lll) of Tax Clarity and Recorder of Deeds Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-381, June 6, 2002, 49 DCR 5674). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 12(mmm) of Tax Clarity and Related Amendments Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-456, July 23, 2002, 49 DCR 8107). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 12(mmm) of Tax Clarity and Related Amendments Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-510, October 23, 2002, 49 DCR 10247). Legislative History of Laws For Law 13-305, see notes under § 47-4301. For Law 14-282, see notes following § 47-902. Delegation of Authority Delegation of Authority Pursuant to D.C. Code, 2001 Ed. § 47-4310 to the Director of the Office of Tax and Revenue, see Mayor's Order 2001-162, November 2, 2001 (48 DCR 10785). DC CODE § 47-4310 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(June 9, 2001, D.C. Law 13-305, § 404(b), 48 DCR 334; Apr. 4, 2003, D.C. Law 14-282, § 11(ddd), 50 DCR 896.)