News Releases - 2003
Names Wilkins Tax Commissioner
EXCERPT: "Governor Bob Taft announced
the appointment of William W. Wilkins as Ohio Tax
Commissioner. Wilkins, 59, will start his job on
new Legislation Administrator
EXCERPT: " Ohio Tax Commissioner Pat
McAndrew announced today (12/15/03) that Kimberly A.
Wisecup has joined the Ohio Department of Taxation as
Administrator of the Legislative Division."
Tax Law Change: Delivery Delayed
EXCERPT: " A change in how Ohio sales
tax is charged on certain transactions involving the
sale and delivery of goods within the state has been
delayed one year to January, 1, 2005. The effective
date of the change is being pushed back from January 1,
2004 by Substitute House Bill 127 signed (12/11/03) by
Governor Bob Taft."
Taft Announces Resignation of Tax Commissioner
EXCERPT: " Governor Bob Taft announced
today, October 16, that Ohio Tax Commissioner Thomas M.
Zaino will be leaving the Department of Taxation at the
end of the month (October 31, 2003) to pursue career
opportunities in the private sector".
Ohio Business Gateway SM Earns National Award
EXCERPT: " The Ohio Business Gateway,
in just its second year of operations, will receive one
of eight, national Innovations Awards from the Council
of State Governments (CSG) at its annual meeting in
Pittsburgh (PA) next month".
Pay Up Tags Businesses ignoring Ohio Sales Tax
EXCERPT: " Enforcement agents with the
Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT) recently helped
recover sales taxes exceeding $165,000 from 24
businesses in Hancock".
Blackout Prompts Tax Filing Extension -- New Due Date:
EXCERPT: "Tax Commissioner Tom Zaino
said today the Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT) will
extend tax filing and payment deadlines to individuals
and businesses affected by the power blackout that
swept through large sections of Ohio, many other states
and parts of Canada."
Sales Tax on Services Kicks-in Aug.1 - Many service
businesses collecting for the first time
EXCERPT: "If you have a tow truck, run
a charter bus, operate a dry cleaner or laundry, give
massages, drive a taxi cab or own a storage facility,
you are among the business people in Ohio who must
begin collecting sales taxes on those services for the
first time as of August 1".
Urged to Get Ready for New Sales Tax Rates
EXCERPT: "Ohio vendors are encouraged
to begin re-programming their cash registers and/or
computers now in order to comply with the new six
percent state tax rate that becomes effective July
Income Tax Internet Filings Rise Sharply
EXCERPT: "Ohio income taxpayers this
year are helping themselves more than ever by choosing
to file 'paperless' ".
Taxpayers Can File Ohio Income Tax Returns On-Line for Free
With Ohio I-File
EXCERPT: "Taxpayers can now file Ohio
individual income tax returns on-line and for free with
the Ohio Department of Taxation's (ODT's) brand-new and
innovative "Ohio I-File".
Program Replaces Paper for Franklin County Sales Tax Filers
(Electronic Filing Options include the Internet and the
EXCERPT: "More than 17,500
Franklin County businesses will soon be the first in
Ohio to move into the future of filing sales taxes."