Ohio Department of Taxation Increasing Audit Staff

As provided for in the current state budget, the Department is hiring approximately 100 “revenue producing employees,” most of which are expected to be auditors.  The Department’s goal is to have these new employees largely in place and trained by mid-2010, hopefully resulting in an increase in revenue for fiscal year 2011.  This influx of new employees is expected to specifically cause a ramp up in the Department’s enforcement of sales and use tax and the CAT.  As these new employees are being trained, now is an excellent time for businesses with an Ohio presence to assess and minimize their Ohio tax liability before being contacted by the Department.