News Releases

News Releases - 2006

  • 09/28/06 Streamlined Sales Tax Amnesty to End
    • EXCERPT: "Ohio businesses are reminded that an amnesty program offered by all the full member and associate states of the Streamlined Sales Tax Project expires September 30. Interested businesses must act quickly to take advantage of this opportunity to avoid potential sales tax liability in the 13 full member states (listed below). Ohio, as one of 5 associate member states (listed below), is required by the streamlined sales tax agreement to provide amnesty through December 31, 2008."
  • 04/25/06 Smokers Alert: Ohio Department of Taxation Collecting for Unpaid Taxes
    • EXCERPT: "Smokers across Ohio who’ve been surfing the Internet to purchase cheaper cigarettes may soon be getting an unexpected notice in the mail – the Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT) is sending out bills for unpaid cigarette and sales taxes. More than 8,000 people will be billed for taxes they didn’t pay for online cigarette purchases between 2002 and 2005."
  • 04/03/06 Electronic Tax Filings Up Again; Savings Too
    • EXCERPT: "With the April 17th filing deadline near, Ohio Tax Commissioner William W. Wilkins is urging taxpayers who have not yet filed their state income tax return to follow the increasingly large crowd and file electronically. Paperless returns are up by more than 100,000 compared to last year and Wilkins thinks the upward trend will continue."
  • 02/01/2006 CAT First Return Deadline is Feb. 10: Businesses Can Go Online for Smooth Filing
    • EXCERPT: "Ohio business taxpayers have fewer than ten days to go before the due date of the inaugural return of the state’s new business tax, the Commercial Activity Tax (CAT). The CAT’s first filing deadline is Friday, Feb. 10. The Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT) is encouraging businesses to file their CAT returns online through the Ohio Business Gateway ( to save time and avoid a last-minute mailing crunch."