Rich Fry

Ohio State Bar Association: Sales and Use Tax Subcommittee Report

As co-chairs of the Ohio State Bar Association Sales / Use Tax Subcommittee, click here or see below to view the report Steve and Rich presented at the September 28, 2017 Taxation Committee meeting. As you will notice, many of the Ohio sales / use tax cases recently decided by the Board of Tax Appeals were based upon a lack of proof by the... Read More

The Multistate Tax Commission offers the unique opportunity for online sellers to commence sales tax collection without fear of assessment for past periods.

The MTC has introduced the online marketplace voluntary disclosure initiative beginning August 17, 2017. This program allows online sellers that use a third-party facilitator to store inventory and fulfill sales outside its home state, such as Amazon FBA. The taxpayer must apply for the program between August 17 and October 17, 2017. Twenty three states... Read More

Ohio Commercial Activity Tax: Board of Tax Appeals takes first stab at situsing receipts from tangible personal property sales – Finally!

Gross receipts from sales of tangible personal property are sitused to Ohio if the goods are received by the purchaser in Ohio. R.C. 5751.033(E). The statute provides that the property is sitused to the place where it “is ultimately received after all transportation has been completed”. In Greenscapes Home and Garden Products, Inc. v. Testa,... Read More

Beer Drinkers Rejoice: Buckingham scores victory for Ohio bars confirming that preventative maintenance for draft beers systems is not subject to Ohio sales tax.

The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) ruled in favor of Great Lakes Bar Control, Inc. (“Great Lakes”) that maintaining draft beer dispensing services are not subject to Ohio sales tax. Great Lakes Bar Control, Inc. v. Testa, BTA Case No. 2016-34 (Apr. 14, 2017). Great Lakes was represented by Buckingham attorneys Steve Dimengo, Matt... Read More

Ohio State Bar Association Taxation Committee Sales and Use Tax Subcommittee Report

As co-chairs of the Ohio State Bar Association Sales / Use Tax Subcommittee, here is a link to the report Steve and Rich presented at the January 7, 2016 Taxation Committee meeting. Of particular interest is the recent Ohio Supreme Court case that held officers can contest procedurally defective corporate assessments. If you have any question regarding the subcommittee report or any sales / use... Read More

Third Annual Northeast Ohio State and Local Tax Conference Provides Invaluable Updates on the Current State of Ohio and Multistate Taxes

The third annual Northeast Ohio State and Local Tax Conference was held on November 12, 2015 in Independence, Ohio. Matt Chafin, Chief Legal Counsel for the Ohio Department of Taxation, led off the Conference with an Ohio Tax Update, providing valuable insight to the Department of Taxation’s posture and recent initiatives. Chafin is the highest-ranking... Read More

Ohio Use Tax Alert

OHIO USE TAX ALERT!!  Ohio Department of Taxation to Increase Focus on Consumer’s Use Tax.  Ohio businesses have tremendous exposure to Ohio use tax., especially those still lacking a use tax account. It’s time for a low-cost use tax check-up  Our professionals are experienced in reducing or even eliminating use tax exposure. Click here to... Read More