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 12, 2015

    Muni tax reform: Keep talking, CPAs

    The passage of HB 5 late last year was a major victory for the accounting profession, however the bill’s author cautions that CPAs need to keep talking about it.
  • Feb 19, 2015

    Prepare now for 2016 muni tax reform

    Reform is on the way for Ohio’s municipal income tax system – but not until 2016. House Bill 5’s author said CPAs should use the time before the bill is in full force to learn about how it might impact them, their clients and their organizations.
  • Jan 08, 2015

    HB 5 passage doesn’t end the need for CPA input

    House Bill 5 has passed and reform is coming to Ohio’s broken municipal income tax system. But CPAs still need to make their voices heard as the new law rolls out.

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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