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356 PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 258-JULY 16, 1947 [61 STAT. Prosecutions. All prosecutions under this section shall be brought in the municipal court of the District of Columbia on information by the Corporation Counsel of the District of Columbia or any of his assistants in the name of the District of Columbia. (c) OF PENALTIES AND INTEREST. -T he Commissioners shall have the power for cause shown to compromise any penalty which may be imposed by the Assessor under the provisions of this article. The Assessor may adjust any interest where, in his opinion, the facts in the case warrant such action. SEC. 14. DEFINITION OF "PERsoN". - The term "person" as used in this title includes an officer or employee of a corporation, or a member or employee of a partnership, who as such officer, employee, or member is under duty to perform the act in respect to which the violation occurs. SEC. 15. PAYMENT TO COLLECTOR AND RECEIPTS. -The taxes provided under this article shall be collected by the Collector and the revenues derived therefrom shall be turned over to the Treasury of the United States for credit to the District in the same manner as other revenues are turned over to the United States Treasury for credit to the District. The Collector shall, upon written request, give to the person making payment of any income tax a full written or printed receipt therefor. TITLE XIII-PENALTIES AND INTEREST Addition to tax. SEC. 1. FAILuRE TO FILE RETURN.-In case of any failure to make and file a return required by this article, within the time prescribed by law or prescribed by the Commissioners or Assessor in pursuance of law, 5 per centum of the tax shall be added to the tax for each month or fraction thereof that such failure continues, not to exceed 25 per centum in the aggregate, except that when a return is filed after such time and it is shown that the failure to file it was due to reasonable cause and not due to willful neglect, no such addition shall be made to the tax. The amount so added to any tax shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner and as a part of the tax unless the tax has been paid before the discovery of the neglect, in which case the amount so added shall be assessed and collected. SEC. 2. INTEREST ON DEFICIENCIES.-(a) Interest upon the amount determined as a deficiency shall be assessed at the same time as the deficiency, shall be paid upon notice and demand from the Collector, and shall be collected as a part of the tax, at the rate of 6 per centum per annum from the date prescribed for the payment of the tax (or, if the tax is paid in installments, from the date prescribed for the payment of the first installment) to the date the deficiency is assessed. (b) IF EXTENSION GRANTED FOR PAYMENT OF DEFICIENCY. -If the time for payment of any part of a deficiency is extended, there shall be collected, as a part of the tax, interest on the part of the deficiency the time for payment of which is so extended at the rate of 6 per centum per annum for the period of the extension. If a part of the deficiency the time for payment of which is so extended is not paid in full, together with all penalties and interest due thereon, prior to the expiration of the period of the extension, then interest at the rate of 6 per centum per annum shall be added and collected on such unpaid amount from the date of the expiration of the period of the extension until it is paid. SEC. 3. ADDITIONS TO THE TAX IN CASE OF DEFIIENCY. - - (a) NEGLI- GENCE.- If any part of any deficiency is due to negligence, or intentional disregard of rules and regulations but without intent to defraud, 5 per centum of the total amount of the deficiency (in addition to such deficiency) shall be assessed, collected, and paid in the same manner as if it were a deficiency.