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 16, 2017

    Report takes in-depth look at Ohio tax complexity

    A complex tax system that is a burden for individuals is harming Ohio’s business climate. That was the conclusion of a report released recently by the Tax Foundation, which rates the Buckeye State’s tax environment 45th among the 50 states.
  • May 19, 2017

    Opt-in centralized collection gains favor

    Plans for an opt-in approach for centralized municipal net profit tax administration are gaining momentum in the Statehouse as the Ohio Senate deliberates over the state’s biennial budget.
  • May 04, 2017

    Budget bill Senate-bound after House OKs OSCPA-supported provisions

    Ohio’s biennial budget bill continued its journey toward Gov. Kasich’s desk this week after legislators in the House voted it to the Senate with changes supported by OSCPA.

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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