Municipal Tax Reform

Municipal tax reform brings simpler compliance

OSCPA’s top legislative priority for years has been achieving meaningful reforms to Ohio’s municipal tax structure—the most complicated in the nation. In 2017, OSCPA worked with Ohio leaders and the Municipal Tax Reform Coalition to pass additional, pro-business reforms that reduce costs and red tape, making it easier for taxpayers to comply with filing requirements.

Ohio Tax Reform
Business taxpayers who file net profits returns in more than one municipality can opt in to file one central return through the Ohio Business Gateway and make estimated quarterly payments.

Centralized Filing FAQ

Latest news on municipal income tax reform:

  • Nov 05, 2020

    Ohio Supreme Court upholds centralized collection

    In a big win for CPAs and Ohio businesses and after decades of efforts by OSCPA to enact these commonsense laws, the Ohio Supreme Court today said the State Department of Taxation has the authority to create a centralized system for the collection of all municipal business income taxes.
  • Oct 01, 2020

    Reminder: Next muni tax deadline is Oct. 15

    Returns for municipal net profit tax practitioners and taxpayers with a June fiscal year-end who have opted-in with the Ohio Department of Taxation for centralized collection are due Oct. 15.
  • Sep 25, 2020

    Register by Oct. 1 to file municipal net profit tax

    Ohio businesses that have a taxable year that begins on Aug. 1, and want to file their 2020 municipal net profit tax with the Ohio Department of Taxation, must register on or before Oct. 1 on the Ohio Business Gateway.
  • Sep 03, 2020

    Sept. 15 muni net profits tax deadlines approach

    The Ohio Department of Taxation issued a couple of reminders this week about Sept. 15 deadlines related to municipal net profits taxes.
  • Aug 27, 2020

    Register by Sept. 1 to file municipal net profit tax

    Ohio businesses that have a taxable year that begins on July 1, and want to file their 2020 municipal net profit tax with the Ohio Department of Taxation, must register on or before Sept. 1 on the Ohio Business Gateway.

Centralized filing: open for business!

Taxpayers must register by the first day of the third month of their fiscal year.

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