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Caution: Appealing to the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals

December 16, 2009

Again and again, we see taxpayers lose their right to appeal assessments issued by the Ohio Department of Taxation due to clerical and administrative errors.  The requirements to perfect an appeal to the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) are “finicky” to say the least, and taxpayers are not afforded any leniency in this regard. … Read More

State Tax Administrators Teaming Up

December 14, 2009

Clearly, state tax enforcement is becoming more aggressive and complex.  Not only are state revenue agencies utilizing the Internet more and more to search for and identify businesses directing sales activities towards their respective states, but these agencies are also entering into agreements to share information with each other.  Ohio is a member of at… Read More

Are You Maximizing the Ohio Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Packaging Equipment and Materials?

December 11, 2009

Ohio provides a very broad packaging exemption for retail vendors and manufacturers, among others.  Packaging material is exempt from Ohio sales and use tax if it restrains movement of the enclosed contents in more than one plane of direction.  Further, the exemption is not limited to packaging in which the product is delivered to the… Read More

Voluntary Disclosure, a Procedure to Minimize Delinquent State Tax Obligations

December 9, 2009

As state tax attorneys, we commonly encounter situations where a company has a state tax obligation with a foreign state without even being aware that such an obligation exists – for instance, through the presence of an agent or representative performing installation or repair services on the company’s behalf,  attendance at a trade show or… Read More

Ohio Board of Tax Appeals Budget Cut By 42%

December 8, 2009

In the budget enacted by Ohio’s General Assembly for the 2010 and 2011 biennium, the amount appropriated to the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (“BTA”) was reduced by 41.9% from the BTA’s actual FY 2009 expenditures.  As a result, the BTA was forced to reduce its staff, including cutting its attorney examiners in half.  The… Read More

Ohio Department of Taxation Increasing Audit Staff

December 7, 2009

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… Read More