Municipal Tax Reform

Finally! 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
New for 2018! 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 for 2018 filings, and make estimated quarterly payments through OBG beginning this year.

Read more about the changes enacted in Ohio’s budget bill 

These are the latest in a series of fixes driven by CPAs and Ohio leaders to improve Ohio’s tax climate. The first major reform in decades was signed into law in 2014. Read about House Bill 5

Centralized Filing FAQ

Latest news on municipal income tax reform:

  • Mar 08, 2018

    Centralized filing registrations gain momentum as March begins

    A flurry of registrations last week raised the number of businesses opting in to centralized filing of municipal net profits taxes to more than 2,000 – and still counting.
  • Mar 02, 2018

    Centralized filing registration continues

    The deadline has passed for businesses with a calendar year-end to opt in for centralized filing of municipal net profits taxes for the 2018 tax year. However, it continues for future years, as well as for businesses with other fiscal years.
  • Mar 01, 2018

    Reminder: Muni tax deadline is March 1

    Today is the deadline for businesses with a calendar year-end to opt in and notify the cities in which they operate if they plan to centrally file municipal net profits taxes for the 2018 tax year.
  • Feb 22, 2018

    Muni tax ruling a victory for Ohio business owners

    A court decision announced Thursday not only ensures that centralized filing of municipal net profits taxes will continue in the coming months, but also upheld all other municipal tax reforms supported by OSCPA and being challenged by Ohio cities.
  • Feb 15, 2018

    Registration for centralized filing continues as state offers free CPE

    The Ohio Department of Taxation’s Virtual Tax Academy will put the spotlight on the new business-friendly municipal net profits tax system next week as registrations from hundreds of businesses keep rolling in.

Centralized filing: open for business!

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

Opt in Deadlines

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Register today!

Frequently Asked Questions

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