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Ohio’s Municipal Net Profits Tax Reform Constitutional – Centralized filing provides significant administrative benefits to companies doing business across multiple localities.

March 26, 2019

Ohio’s efforts to substantially simplify its municipal income tax regime – a much-needed reform – is permitted to move forward. Ohio instituted municipal income tax reform, which took effect with the 2018 tax year, permitted business to elect to file a centralized return with the Ohio Department of Taxation, among other uniformity measures. Ohio municipalities… Read More

Out-of-state businesses with little-to-no connection with Ohio owe commercial activity tax based upon their customers’ subsequent shipment of products to Ohio.

March 20, 2019

Ohio’s 10th District Court of Appeals affirmed the Board of Tax Appeals’ decision upholding commercial activity tax (CAT) assessments issued to a Georgia business with no activities in Ohio and minimal (if any) direction towards the state’s market. The Court held that application of the Ohio CAT’s market-based situsing principals to the taxpayer’s, Greenscapes Home… Read More

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Tax Talk | Top Takeaways from the 2019 Ohio Tax Conference

February 26, 2019

Tax Talk | Top Takeaways from the 2019 Ohio Tax Conference Watch this episode of Tax Talk where Steven A. Dimengo and Richard B. Fry wrap up this year’s tax conference by giving you their key takeaways and highlights from the event. At the top of the highlights was meeting the New Ohio Tax Commissioner… Read More

OSBA Sales & Use Tax Subcommittee Report Highlights Recent Cases

January 22, 2019

Click here to view the Sales & Use Tax Subcommittee Report that Steve and Rich presented to the Ohio State Bar Association’s Taxation Law Committee on January 15, 2019. The Report highlights recent cases interpreting the scope of the resale exemption, employment services, and building maintenance and janitorial services. In particular, the recent case concluding… Read More

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Ohio Sales & Use Tax: Employment services are not taxable when outsourced staff is controlled by the staffing agency’s on-site management.

January 18, 2019

The Ohio Supreme Court has held that services provided by a staffing agency (Seaton Corp) to a manufacturer were not taxable when the staffing agency provides on-site management. The controversy centered on whether Seaton Corp was providing “employment services” under 5739.01(B)(3)(k)—specifically whether the personnel were performing work under the “supervision or control” of the manufacturer…. Read More


Ohio Sales & Use Tax: Resale exemption denied where lease amongst related parties lacked a substantive business purpose.

January 8, 2019

Businesses commonly use what is referred to as a “dry lease” to obtain use of a corporate aircraft for several reasons. One benefit of these arrangements is the lessor’s ability to claim the resale exemption on the aircraft’s purchase, with tax only being owed on lease payments received for use in a particular state. However,… Read More

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