November 22, 2002 - Governor Taft
has recently declared three more counties as disaster
areas. Those three counties -- Cuyahoga, Hancock, and
Summit -- are hereby eligible for the tax filing extensions
November 14, 2002 - Columbus, Ohio
- Business Tax Deadlines Extended in
Storm Damaged Counties - Filing Deadline is Now January 31,
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Business tax
deadlines are being extended for any Ohio company unable to
file taxes because of damage suffered during the severe
storms last weekend.
Tax Commissioner Thomas M. Zaino says the tax filing deadline
is being pushed back to January 31, 2003 to give impacted
businesses time to reconstruct the records they need to
comply with tax law.
"We are asking any business that is facing a filing deadline
and needs an extension, to call us, explain their
circumstance and we’ll provide whatever assistance we can to
help them get back on track." Zaino said.
The Department of Taxation hotline for businesses to call is
The 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.
The filing extension is available to impacted businesses in
any of the five counties – Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Seneca,
Van Wert – that Governor Taft has declared a disaster area.
(For more information contact Gary Gudmundson, Communications
Director, Ohio Department of Taxation at (614) 644-6903.)