Ohio State Tax Blog

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Ohio Department of Taxation Aggressively Extends Electronic Information Service Tax Base

February 9, 2016

Amongst Ohio’s taxable services are electronic information services, defined in R.C. 5739.01(Y)(1)(c) as providing access to computer equipment through telecommunications to either:   Examine or acquire data stored in or accessible to the computer equipment; or Placing data into computer equipment to be retrieved by designated recipients with access to the computer equipment.   In… Read More

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Subcommittee Report

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

February 5, 2016

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

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Construction Real Property

Are You Sure? Is That Improvement / Construction Real Property For Ohio State/Local Tax Purposes?

January 8, 2016

Your Ohio business may substantially benefit from personal property characterization for an improvement to be constructed or even an existing building / structure. How can that be? This is because Ohio no longer has a personal property tax. As a result, real estate taxes are avoided if the property, or any portion thereof, is properly… Read More

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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

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Subcommittee Report

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

October 23, 2015

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 17, 2015 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 /… Read More

Audience at the conference hall.

Upcoming Speaking Events

We have a lot of upcoming speaking events if you are interested in attending any: Akron Tax Club – Sept. 23 – Residency for Ohio Income Tax (Steve & Rich) Akron Fall CPE Day – Sept. 25 – Ohio Sales / Use Tax Recent Trends / Planning Opportunities (Steve). Breakfast with Buckingham – Oct. 7… Read More