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

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Latest news on municipal income tax reform:

  • Jun 25, 2015

    CPA in Wynne case: Legal questions are just starting

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last month in Maryland’s income tax case is raising as many questions as it answered, and nowhere more than in Ohio, said a CPA involved in the case.
  • Jun 25, 2015

    OSCPA takes home Power of A Gold Award for muni tax reform

    OSCPA’s effort to reform municipal income tax is a noteworthy achievement for the greater public good, according to the American Society of Association Executives.
  • May 28, 2015

    Court decisions impact Ohio muni tax law

    Ohio’s new municipal income tax law is in place and ready to make life easier for taxpayers starting next year, but court decisions continue to make an impact on the law. A Society member with connections to two of those cases discusses them with us in the latest episode of OSCPA Spotlight.

Centralized filing is here!

Opt in by March 1!

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Filing Centrally: Taxpayers must register by the first day of the third month of their fiscal year (March 1 for calendar year businesses). Register today!

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