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:

  • Feb 13, 2019

    Businesses stand to miss out as March 1 deadline looms

    Many Ohio businesses will miss out on the chance to save on some of their tax compliance burden – estimated by the Ohio Department of Taxation to collectively save Ohioans more than $800 million in administrative costs – if they ignore a deadline coming up March 1.
  • Feb 06, 2019

    Podcast: Ruling saved more than just centralized filing

    Last week’s appeals court decision in favor of the Ohio Department of Taxation over cities was good news for the state’s economy for several reasons, said Barbara Benton, CAE, OSCPA’s VP of government relations.
  • Feb 01, 2019

    OSCPA asks Congress for taxpayer relief in wake of reform

    The Ohio Society of CPAs this week sent a letter to Ohio’s Congressional Delegation urging them to provide relief to taxpayers in the wake of tax reform and the recent federal government shutdown.
  • Jan 29, 2019

    Appeals court upholds centralized collection, other muni tax reforms

    In a win for Ohio’s CPA profession – and Ohio taxpayers – the state’s 10th District Court of Appeals on Jan. 29 upheld a lower court decision supporting the constitutionality of centralized collection of municipal net profits taxes and other municipal tax reforms adopted in recent years by the Ohio General Assembly.
  • Jan 23, 2019

    Reminder: Next muni tax deadline is Feb. 1

    Ohio businesses with a taxable year that begins on Dec. 1 that want to file their 2019 municipal net profit tax return with the Ohio Department of Taxation must register by midnight, Feb. 1.

Centralized filing: open for business!

Taxpayers must register by the first day of the third month of their fiscal year.

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