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Upcoming Events

  • October 20, 2016 Steven A. Dimengo and Richard B. Fry III speaking at OSCPA Cleveland Accounting Show
  • November 10, 2016 Steven A. Dimengo and Richard B. Fry speaking at Northeast Ohio State & Local Tax Conference

Is it Time for a Multistate Tax Check-Up?

October 12, 2016

Are you correctly assessing multistate tax obligations outside of your base/home state? This is important since there is no statute of limitations for assessments for the failure to file in a foreign state. Also, taxpayers need to make sure to avoid any double tax resulting from incorrectly addressing your tax situation and failing to claim… Read More

Ohio Commercial Activity Tax: The Agency Exclusion can provide significant tax reductions with proper planning.

October 6, 2016

Ohio Commercial Activity Tax includes a significant exclusion from gross receipts for amounts received by a taxpayer acting in an agency capacity. R.C. 5751.01(F)(2)(I) excludes “property, money, and other amounts received or acquired by an agent on behalf of another in excess of the agent’s commission fee or other reimbursement….” from the definition of taxable… 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 September 22, 2016 Taxation Committee meeting. If you have any question regarding the subcommittee report or any sales / use tax questions, please contact Steve Dimengo, Rich Fry, or Casey Davis. Contact us.

Another stab at reversing Quill: Will Congress expand sales tax collection to online retailer?

September 6, 2016

The House Judiciary Committee recently released draft legislation that would implement a clearinghouse system for sales tax collection by online retailers. The proposed bill, dubbed the Online Sales Simplification Act of 2016, would end the bright-line physical presence standard mandated by the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1992 ruling in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota. The proposed… Read More

Save-the-Date: Ohio State & Local Tax Conference November 10. Get this conference on your calendar before you forget!

August 26, 2016

Save-the-Date: Ohio State & Local Tax Conference November 10 Critical state and local tax updates in time for tax season! Don’t miss your chance to hear from Chief Counsel for the Ohio Department of Taxation, Matthew H. Chafin, to find out what the Ohio Department of Taxation has in store for next tax season, as… Read More

Supreme Court Allows Public Utility Status for Ohio Sales/Use Tax Purposes Even Though Air Carrier Did Not Have a “Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity”

August 25, 2016

In Epic Aviation, LLC v. Testa, the Court found that an air cargo carrier was entitled to public utility status, holding it met the common-carrier test for certain aspects of its business. Following prior Supreme Court precedent, this included providing regular package delivery services at reasonable and non-discriminatory prices according to pre-announced schedules. Therefore, purchases… Read More