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G 2005-02 - OHTAX-ALERT - ODT E-Mail Communication Channel of Pertinent Tax Information; Issued November, 2005

On November 18, 2005, the Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT) is introducing OHTAX-Alert, an e-mail information service that allows you to choose which tax topics you'd like to receive tax notices on, and avoid cluttering your electronic in-box with items of limited value. This new application is replacing the former Tax Practitioner e-mail system ODT had in place.

This notice has been issued to all those currently on ODT’s Tax Practitioner e-mail list. At the outset, ODT has created a subscription for you -- the tax practitioner -- that will provide informational notices on all tax topics. If that is acceptable, you need to do nothing. Notices on all tax topics will be sent to you as they are made available.

If you would like to customize your account or cancel your subscription, or for anyone who wishes to open a new account, please click on the link provided in this e-mail that takes you to the OHTAX-Alert Welcome page. Once there, enter your e-mail address (registering your name is optional) and hit the 'Continue' button. This will take you to a list of featured tax topics. From that list, you can choose to receive information releases on specific tax types or topics, or check the "Select All Groups" box to receive all tax information releases. An e-mail confirming your new subscription or cancellation will be sent to you within 24 hours. Please respond to the confirmation request.

NOTE: If you are using certain e-mail services such as Hotmail, Yahoo, or AOL, be advised that adding our e-mail address ( to your e-mail address book will prevent future ODT e-mails from being placed in your bulk or spam e-mail folder. If you are using other blocking programs,you may need to adjust the settings on your spam control software.

Please note that OHTAX-Alert is a one-way communication channel. Thus, sending a 'Reply' message to it will not be processed. If you have a question or comment about this new service, please E-Mail Us or call the ODT Office of Communications at (614)644-6896. ODT hopes you find OHTAX-Alert to be a helpful and timely aid to your practice. Thank you for your time and interest.