January 13, 2004 - Tax Filing
Extensions Available in Weather Damaged Counties
- Taxpayers needing assistance are urged to
contact the Department of Taxation
COLUMBUS (January 13, 2004)
Deadlines for certain business taxes and individual income
tax fourth quarter (2003) estimated payments due in January
are being extended for taxpayers unable to file because of
this month’s severe weather in sixteen Ohio counties.
Tax Commissioner William W. Wilkins says the tax filing
deadline is being pushed back to February 17, 2004 to give
impacted businesses and individuals time to recover any
records they need to comply with tax law.
"We are asking any taxpayer that is facing a filing deadline
and needing an extension, to call us, explain their
circumstance and we’ll provide whatever assistance we can to
help them get back on track." Wilkins said.
The Department of Taxation hotline to call is 1-888-405-4039.
The business taxes that are most likely to be involved with
this extension are employer-withholding, that for most
businesses is due on the 15th of each month, and
sales tax that is due on the 23rd. For individuals
the quarterly estimated income tax payment is due on the
The filing extension is available to impacted taxpayers in
any of the sixteen counties – Athens, Belmont, Butler,
Fairfield, Franklin, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe,
Morgan, Noble, Perry, Ross, Tuscarawas, Warren and Washington
– that Governor Bob Taft this week declared as being in a
state of emergency from flooding and freezing temperatures.
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(For more information, contact Gary Gudmundson, ODT
Communications Director, at 614/644-6903.)