Posted on Monday, May 14, 2018 by Gary Hunt

I heard a phrase this past week that reminded me of OSCPA’s ongoing efforts for simplicity in state taxation: “Complexity is a subsidy.”

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017 by Gary Hunt

It has been a good year in Ohio for CPAs, as some long-sought reforms have come to pass, but there is still work to do to improve Ohio’s business climate.

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017 by Gary Hunt

OSCPA members were interested in a smorgasbord of news in August, as the topics ranged from the emergence of new skills in education to the latest legislative action.

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017 by Gary Hunt

Getting optional centralized collection of municipal net profits taxes enacted in Ohio’s biennial budget was a difficult task, but one that will improve the state’s business climate.

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by Gary Hunt

Governor John Kasich’s biennial budget proposal, released today, January 30, spells out major reforms to Ohio’s burdensome municipal income tax system and other types of state taxation, several of which were recommended last year by OSCPA’s Ohio Tax Reform Task Force.

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 by Gary Hunt

An OSCPA member recently contacted us with a cautionary tale about a client who last year was required to take the Ohio Department of Taxation’s ID Confirmation Quiz.

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Gary Hunt

The Ohio Department of Taxation and the IRS each issued warnings this week about a new two-stage email scheme targeting tax professionals nationwide.

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by Gary Hunt

State income-tax revenue in December came in below estimates, making it the fifth-straight month revenue fell short.

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by Gary Hunt

The end of 2016 brought with it the likely end of proposed U.S. Department of Labor overtime rules – and plenty of interest in that story by OSCPA members.

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016 by Gary Hunt

Despite HB 5 bringing needed reform to Ohio’s municipal income tax system, that system remains a thorn in CPAs’ sides.

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016 by Gary Hunt

More on the plan to require ID information on electronic forms, an IRS cross-check and the K-1 is coming to Ohio.

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by Gary Hunt

Legislators along with business and labor leaders on Tuesday unveiled a set of short-term concessions as they pledged to reach a full solvency plan for Ohio’s unemployment system by April 1.

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by Gary Hunt

The Ohio Department of Taxation will require a driver’s license or state ID number on electronic returns for Tax Year 2016.

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by Gary Hunt

If it seems like the Dec. 15 due date for municipal 4th quarter estimated tax payments is arriving quickly, it’s because it is – and it’s because it’s nearly seven weeks earlier than in previous years.

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by Gary Hunt

Another month, another job-creating tax credit for an accounting firm in Ohio.

Posted on Saturday, December 3, 2016 by Gary Hunt

The Ohio Senate on Wednesday voted 30-0 to approve a bill to simplify the complex process and streamline the calculation, remittance and tracking of tax paid on behalf of nonresident owners of Ohio-operating pass-through entities.

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Gary Hunt

The Ohio Supreme Court today ruled the state can impose its CAT on three out-of-state companies for selling products and services to Ohioans, even though they have no physical presence in the state.

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by Gary Hunt

A tax in the Affordable Care Act should be repealed because it will harm Ohio small businesses and the state’s poorest citizens.

Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by Gary Hunt

While there’s certainly room for improvement, there are many aspects of tax policy in Ohio where things are going well.