Media Relations

News Releases - 2008

The elimination of Ohio's century-and-a-half old local property tax on machinery, equipment and inventory used in business will soon be at hand.

Ohio Tax Commissioner Richard A. Levin announced today that he is granting extensions to individuals and business taxpayers who have tax returns or bills due this week.

The Ohio Department of Taxation is moving forward with a major technology upgrade designed to increase the scope of customer services, the efficiency of operations, and the effectiveness of tax collections.

Ohio smokers who’ve gone online in search of cheap cigarettes may find out that it cost them more than they anticipated.

Legislation signed by Governor Ted Strickland last week means that businesses engaging in delivery sales within Ohio will soon return to the state’s traditional way of calculating the sales tax: at the origin of the sale.

  • Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment — April 7, 2008

    The Ohio Department of Taxation’s Enforcement Division is holding a public comment period on April 28 as part of the division’s triennial accreditation assessment by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).

  • Taxation Names New Chief Legal Counsel — Jan. 11, 2008

    The Ohio Department of Taxation today announced that Christine Mesirow will soon be joining the department as its new chief legal counsel.

  • Homestead Exemption Applications Again Available— Jan. 8, 2008

    Senior citizens who didn’t apply for the homestead exemption last year – and the tax savings it means on bills now being mailed to property owners – will now get another chance to sign up.