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  • Jan 21, 2022

    Society testifies on commercial activity tax repeal bill

    OSCPA Tax Policy Director Greg Saul, Esq., CAE, urged caution this week as lawmakers consider repealing Ohio’s Commercial Activity Tax, which annually brings in nearly $2 billion of revenue to the state.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    Unemployment fraud a concern at the start of tax season

    Ohio’s unemployment system is working to raise awareness of potential unemployment fraud this tax season. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says that in December it notified just under one million state residents that applications for unemployment benefits were filed in their name at some point in 2021.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    Politicos on the Move: Jan. 23, 2022

    Rep. Emilia Sykes, D-Akron, (pictured right) officially announced Tuesday that she is running for Congress "with a promise to fight for opportunity for every Northeast Ohioan." Sykes is the former minority leader of the Ohio House of Representatives.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    Week in Review: Jan. 23, 2022

    The Ohio Redistricting Commission held its first meeting to redraw the legislative district map per the directive from the Ohio Supreme Court. At that session, legislative Democrats and Republicans exchanged counteroffers on redrawing the lines for Franklin and Hamilton counties, but the two sides continued to be at odds on how closely to adhere to proportionality in the final maps.
  • Jan 20, 2022

    Sales tax on services brewing in Kentucky

    The Bluegrass state is expected to make tax reform a significant part of its agenda in 2022 as the General Assembly considers lowering the income tax rate and broadening the sales tax base.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    Supreme Court orders redraw of legislative maps

    The Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday struck down the new General Assembly maps adopted along party-lines by the Ohio Redistricting Commission and gave the commission 10 days to come up with a new plan.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    Tax revenues strong through first half of FY22

    Ohio collected nearly a quarter billion dollars more in tax revenue than expected in December, setting records for income tax withholding and non-auto sales tax collections, according to preliminary data from the Office of Budget and Management.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    Politicos on the Move: Jan. 16, 2022

    A new Ohio House Democrat Caucus leadership team has been named, and Rep. Allison Russo, from Upper Arlington, will serve as Minority Leader.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    Week in Review: Jan. 16, 2022

    The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol submitted an additional 29,918 signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office on Thursday. Previously Secretary of State Frank LaRose informed the campaign that it was 13,062 valid signatures short of the 132,887 needed to transmit the initiated statute to the General Assembly for its consideration.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    FAQ document available for help with tricky muni tax environment

    Many questions are beginning to arise for tax professionals as they deal with municipal tax withholding for this year’s tax season.
  • Jan 07, 2022

    Week in Review: Jan. 9, 2022

    Ohio small businesses continue to struggle with labor shortages and supply chain delays, according to a survey conducted by NFIB Ohio. More than 55% say they have open positions, and almost 60% of them said it was "extremely" difficult to fill them.
  • Jan 07, 2022

    Politicos on the Move: Jan. 9, 2022

    Rep. Stephanie Howse was sworn into Cleveland City Council this week – the Ohio House Democrat Caucus is charged with identifying a candidate to complete her term.
  • Jan 06, 2022

    ODT ready to receive employers’ W-2s and 1099-Rs

    ODT has made available for upload the application for employers’/payroll providers’ W-2 files and retirement system administrator’s 1099-R files that are required to be electronically submitted on the Ohio Business Gateway.
  • Dec 23, 2021

    Act now to address IRS backlog

    OSCPA members’ voices are being heard as several members of the U.S. House of Representatives recently reached out to the IRS with concerns about the backlog of unprocessed tax returns before the 2022 filing season.
  • Dec 23, 2021

    Redistricting arguments set for Dec. 28

    Parties in the congressional redistricting battle could have a less-than-merry holiday week before New Year, depending on justices' reaction to Ohio Supreme Court oral arguments announced for Dec. 28.
  • Dec 23, 2021

    Top stories of 2021

    The most popular stories of the year covered issues that had a significant impact on the profession and Ohio CPAs, and OSCPA has been there to cover it all.
  • Dec 23, 2021

    Spot available for business owners on Public Assistance Benefits Accountability Task Force

    This role is specifically for a business owner who employs fewer than 500 people.
  • Dec 17, 2021

    Week in Review: Dec. 19, 2021

    JobsOhio's final board of directors meeting in 2021 saw comments reviewing their "record" year by Board Chairman Bob Smith, along with Gov. Mike DeWine and JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. Smith said while the pandemic is ongoing, 2021 has seen the best results ever for new jobs, projects won and payroll created.
  • Dec 17, 2021

    Politicos on the Move: Dec. 19, 2021

    State Rep. Jeff Crossman, D-Parma, has announced a bid to be Ohio’s next attorney general. Crossman is an attorney who served on the Parma City Council before running for the Ohio House. He’s represented the 15th District in Northeast Ohio since 2019.
  • Dec 17, 2021

    DeWine signs bills on Business Fairness Act and blockchain into law

    Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law House Bill 215, known as the “Business Fairness Act,” and House Bill 177, which allows government to use distributed ledger technology and blockchain.