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:

  • Oct 26, 2017

    Businesses encouraged to register for muni net profits tax

    The Ohio Department of Taxation on Oct. 19 began allowing businesses to opt in to centralized filing and state administration of the municipal net profit taxes, and suggests OSCPA members encourage their organizations and clients to do so.
  • Oct 19, 2017

    Registration opens for muni net profit tax

    The Ohio Department of Taxation announced Oc. 19 it has opened registration for businesses to ‘opt-in’ for centralized filing and state administration of the municipal net profit tax for the 2018 tax year.
  • Oct 12, 2017

    Cities escalate centralized collection lawsuit threat

    Some Ohio cities are considering suing the State of Ohio over a plan to enact optional centralized collection of municipal net profits taxes.

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