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GR team hosts guest speakers during Advance sessions

Written on May 17, 2024

The Ohio Society of CPAs government relations (GR) team recently hosted three different guest speakers during the live portion of the four Advance sessions. On both May 3 and May 10, Rep. Bill Roemer, CPA, joined Advance to discuss several issues.  He currently serves as the Chair of the House Ways & Means Committee, and he first talked about his priorities for the remainder of this legislative session.   

Rep. Roemer also mentioned the hearings he has been holding as co-chair of the Joint Committee on Property Tax Review and Reform, and how CPAs around Ohio can engage to help shape Ohio laws and regulations.  Finally, he discussed legislation he recently introduced, House Bill 484, that establishes childcare grant programs.  He just gave sponsor testimony on this legislation at its first hearing in the House Finance Committee on May 8.    

During the Advance session on May 8, Matthew Dodovich from the Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT) joined the GR team.  He currently serves as the Tax Program Executive over Income, Pass-Through Entity, and Employer Withholding Taxes.    

Matt covered hot topics from the recently concluded tax filing season, discussed the newly redesigned SD 100 allowing multiple school districts on a single form, and addressed FAQs on the recent CAT changes and how to cancel accounts.  He also spoke on the topic of refund offset letters.  The Ohio Virtual Tax Academy (OVTA) on May 15 also covered several of these subjects in more detail, and members will be able to access the archived video and presentations soon.    

The last Advance session was held on May 14, and the final guest speaker was Amy Arrighi, Executive Director of the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA).     

Amy discussed the following municipal income tax issues: NOL carryforwards, the Ohio Supreme Court case on 2020 refunds, remote/hybrid worker withholding, automatic filing extensions, the net profits tax safe harbor (H.B. 121), and late filing penalties being abated and reduced (H.B. 105) – both of these bills were amended into H.B. 33 and enacted.     

You can watch the interviews with Rep. Roemer, Amy Arrighi (RITA), and Matt Dodovich (ODT) on the OSCPA YouTube channel

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