September 13, 2001 - Columbus, Ohio
- TAFT ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF TAX-FILING
Department of Taxation Suspends Requirements in Wake
of National Tragedy
COLUMBUS (September 13, 2001) — Governor Bob Taft today
announced that the Ohio Department of Taxation has suspended
tax-filing requirements for businesses and individuals
impacted by Tuesday’s terrorist attacks.
"Ohio will continue to do whatever it can to assist the
victims of this national tragedy," said Taft. "This is a time
when compassion takes precedent over many aspects of our
Ohio has several hundred business taxpayers in the New York
and Washington areas.
Businesses and individuals unable to access tax records are
eligible for a 60-day extension of the normal filing
deadlines for various taxes. Filing due dates are pushed back
two weeks to October 1, 2001 for individuals who make
estimated tax payments if they were stuck away from home
because of suspended air travel.
The Department of Taxation is also relaxing sales tax rules
for non-Ohio businesses. Normally sales tax returns and
payments must be received by the 23rd of the
month. This month, the department will accept as timely any
return postmarked by the 23rd and showing a
Auditing and billing in the disaster areas is being suspended
for at least 60 days.
Affected businesses and individuals are being asked to
contact The Department of Taxation and request an extension.
Further information is available toll-free at 1-888-405-4039.
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Contact: Gary Gudmundson, Department of Taxation, at
614-644-6903; or Joe Andrews, Governor’s Office, at