News Releases

News Releases - 2000

  • 12/11/2000 Bureaucracy Reduced in Estate Tax Administration
    • EXCERPT: "Ohio Tax Commissioner Thomas Zaino has taken three more steps to reduce bureaucracy and save Ohio citizens and the Department of Taxation time, money and aggravation."

  • 11/22/2000 Tax Evaders Face Stiff Penalties
    • EXCERPT: "Ohio Tax Commissioner Tom Zaino said today he felt compelled to remind citizens and businesses in Ohio that not paying or improperly filing a tax return is not the way to protest taxes."

  • 09/21/2000 Disaster Response
    • EXCERPT: "Following Governor Bob Taft’s declaring a state of emergency for Greene County, the Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT) today (9/21/00) is suspending some tax filing requirements for businesses and individuals impacted by the tornado that hit the Xenia area last night."

  • 06/30/2000 Handing Off Some Heat
    • EXCERPT: "The Ohio Energy Credit Program is moving. On July 1, the program, which annually lowers heating bills for thousands of low-income elderly and disabled Ohioans, will relocate to the Department of Development."
  • 06/29/2000 Governor Taft Signs $200 Million Estate Tax Relief Bill
    • EXCERPT: "Governor Bob Taft at the Statehouse today signed the Estate Tax Bill (Sub. S.B. 108), saving affected Ohio families nearly $200 million over the next two years."

  • 05/23/2000 Keeping an Even Break
    • EXCERPT: "A change to Ohio's homestead property tax credit program this year has added, for the first time, an 'inflation adjustment' to the system."

  • 04/27/2000 Something For Everyone
    • EXCERPT: "It’s a first-of-a-kind offer Ohio businesses may find hard to refuse. On Friday, May 19th in Columbus, the Ohio Department of Taxation is partnering with the IRS and numerous other federal, state, and local government agencies, in sponsorship of a daylong, educational conference for new, existing or prospective employers."

  • 03/31/2000 Electronic Tax Returns Set New Record
    • EXCERPT: "Governor Bob Taft today commended Ohio taxpayers for making Ohio second in the country this year in the number of state tax returns filed electronically."

  • 03/29/2000 A Case For Settlement
    • EXCERPT: "Ohio Tax Commissioner Tom Zaino today announced the settlement of another multi-million dollar lawsuit brought by an electric utility company challenging personal property taxes paid on the Perry Nuclear Power Plant."

  • 03/16/2000 Governor Endorses Taxpayer Services Bill
    • EXCERPT: "Governor Bob Taft today helped launch a new effort to make Ohio tax law more taxpayer friendly—especially for small businesses—by announcing his support for the Taxpayer Services Bill introduced this afternoon in the Ohio House by Representative Greg Jolivette (R-Hamilton)."

  • 03/15/2000 Tax Help For Flood Victims
    • EXCERPT: "The Ohio Department of Taxation will be joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in providing assistance to victims of last month’s flooding in southern Ohio."

  • 01/12/2000 File These Tax Tips
    • EXCERPT: "Ohio taxpayers this year will have more choices and more convenience than ever in filing income tax returns. The Ohio Department of Taxation has made changes which give more people more options for filing returns and an even faster way to get a refund."

  • 01/11/2000 Ohioans Get Direct Deposit Option
    • EXCERPT: "The Ohio Department of Taxation and Auditor of State Jim Petro announced today that those individuals who file their state taxes electronically can receive an electronic refund deposited directly into a checking or savings account."

  • 01/04/2000 Don't Junk This Mail
    • EXCERPT: "Over the next week, more than 5.3 million Ohio households will receive their 1999 Ohio Income Tax forms in the mail."