Media Relations

News Releases - 2010

  • 2011 Income Tax Cut Marks Final Step in Historic Tax Reform Plan — Dec. 30, 2010
    Ohio’s individual income tax rates will fall by more than 4 percent across the board next year, meaning additional savings for Ohio taxpayers and concluding one of the most ambitious packages of state tax cuts ever undertaken in Ohio.
  • Tax Commissioner: Tax Foundation's Index Not a Credible Source — Dec. 3, 2010
    In a guest column published in Business First, Tax Commissioner Richard A. Levin warns Ohioans that the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index should not be taken seriously.
  • Sales Tax Rate to Change Oct. 1 in Two Counties — Sept. 20, 2010
    The Ohio Department of Taxation today reminded all business owners that the local sales tax rates will increase by a quarter of a percent beginning Oct. 1, 2010 in Brown and Sandusky counties.
  • New Ohio Income Tax Tables Will Save Taxpayers $25 Million — Aug. 2, 2010
    The Ohio Department of Taxation today unveiled its first-ever adjustment of Ohio’s individual income tax tables for inflation, a move that will save Ohioans an estimated $25 million annually starting with the returns due next spring.
  • Sales Tax Rate in Ottawa County to Change on July 1 — June 22, 2010
    The Ohio Department of Taxation today reminded Ottawa County business owners that the local sales tax rate will increase by a quarter of a percent beginning on July 1, 2010.
  • Homestead Exemption Applications Due June 7 — June 3, 2010
    Senior citizens and disabled homeowners who are not already enrolled in the property tax relief program known as the homestead exemption have until Monday, June 7 to sign up for the 2010 tax year.
  • New Data: Ohio's State Tax Burden Lower than Most States — March 31, 2010 New statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau show that the burden of state taxes is lower in Ohio than most other states, including all of Ohio’s neighbors.
  • Tobacco Sweep Rolls Up Illegal Sellers — Feb. 24, 2010  Inspections of tobacco retailers by enforcement agents from the Ohio Department of Taxation have resulted in charges against four businesses in Jefferson and Columbiana counties.
  • Tobacco Hotline is New Way to Catch Tax Cheats — Feb. 17, 2010  Citizens who suspect retailers of selling untaxed tobacco products can help the state snuff out illegal activity by calling a new toll-free hotline: (877) SMOKE-80.
  • Delphi Pensioners May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments — Jan. 28, 2010 
    The Ohio Department of Taxation cautioned Delphi Corporation retirees that they may need to make quarterly estimated tax payments based on the income they are starting to receive from the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).