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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 explained below.

November 14, 2002  -  Columbus, Ohio  - Business Tax Deadlines Extended in Storm Damaged Counties - Filing Deadline is Now January 31, 2003

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 1-888-405-4039.

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.

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(For more information contact Gary Gudmundson, Communications Director, Ohio Department of Taxation at (614) 644-6903.)