House Bill 5

House Bill 5 becomes law!

Ohio’s municipal income tax system has long been an area of frustration and burden for Ohio's business community. House Bill 5, signed into law Dec. 19, 2014, is a great example of CPA leadership in action and demonstrates the power of a strong and unified voice for the profession.

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Gov. Kasich signs House Bill 5 into law on Dec. 19, 2014 surrounded by OSCPA staff and other supporters.

OSCPA led these efforts, working with the Municipal Tax Reform Coalition, a partnership of 30+ organizations in Ohio driving reform of Ohio’s municipal income tax code. Together, they represent a large share of the business and individual taxpayers who are the lifeblood of Ohio’s economy.

Since 2014, OSCPA has continued to work for additional fixes to the most complicated municipal tax structure in the nation.
 
Read a summary of key H.B. 5 provisions. Most were effective Jan. 1, 2016.

Contact the Governmental Affairs team for more information on this and other legislative priorities:

 

   

Latest news on municipal income tax reform:

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    Ohio’s 10th District Court of Appeals this week unanimously denied a motion for reconsideration collectively filed by over 160 cities seeking to overturn laws that enabled sweeping, pro-taxpayer municipal income tax changes.
  • Feb 20, 2019

    Podcast: March 1 deadline almost here for centralized filing

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  • Feb 13, 2019

    Businesses stand to miss out as March 1 deadline looms

    Many Ohio businesses will miss out on the chance to save on some of their tax compliance burden – estimated by the Ohio Department of Taxation to collectively save Ohioans more than $800 million in administrative costs – if they ignore a deadline coming up March 1.

Learn how the changes impact you

OSCPA's On-Demand course Municipal Tax Update: Am. Sub. HB 5 covers key provisions of the new law, including:

  • NOL carryovers
  • The 20 Day Occasional Entrant Rule
  • Changes impacting compliance.

Register now
 

HB 5 Summary Details

OSCPA prepared a summary of the key provisions as a benefit to members and the business community.