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:

  • Jan 04, 2018

    Businesses encouraged to opt-in for centralized collection

    Implementation of municipal tax reform remains on track, meaning that businesses can continue registering to centrally file returns and pay municipal net profit taxes through the Ohio Business Gateway.
  • Dec 21, 2017

    What CPAs need to know: Advocacy in 2018

    The past year saw breathtaking progress on long-sought legislative reforms, but the story of CPAs’ legislative priorities is a cliffhanger as 2017 draws to a close.
  • Nov 30, 2017

    Taxpayers to take a hit from city lawsuit

    It’s an open question as to whether a lawsuit by a group of Ohio cities will succeed in obstructing needed tax reform in Ohio. But there is no doubt the action will cost taxpayers plenty of money at the state and local level.

Centralized filing is here!

Opt in by March 1!

Learn how to Opt in

How businesses can benefit:

How CPAs can help:

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Municipal City Notifications:

For Tax Preparers

For Taxpayers