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Ohio State Income Tax Deadline Update due to COVID-19

On March 20, the federal government and Treasury announced an extension to the federal income tax and filing date.

However, Ohio has not yet announced a change to its state income tax filing and payment deadline.

The Ohio Society of CPA's has been in talks with officials in Ohio and recommendations have been made to allow taxpayers to conform to federal filing extensions. State law indicates that the filing deadline in Ohio is linked to the federal filing deadline, thus Ohio should extend all filings. The OSCPA sent a letter to the Governor DeWine's office strongly urging the state to extend all filing deadlines and payment deadlines. Currently the state has not made an official statement on these matters.

In the letter to the Governor the OSCPA stated "While we recognize that extending a major tax due date and related payments creates difficulties for government entities, we believe the significant challenges created by the pandemic merit the State of Ohio doing just that. Please take these points into consideration and grant an extension of time to both filings and payments."

It should be noted that as of March 12, 2020 the Ohio Department of Taxation has closed all walk-in centers due to concerns over COVID-19.

HBK will provide additional updates regarding the Ohio state income tax payment and filing deadline as they become available.

About the Author(s)
Cassandra Baubie is an Associate at HBK CPAs & Consultants and is a member of its Tax Advisory Group (TAG). Cassandra joined HBK in 2017. She works in the firm’s Youngstown, Ohio office. She has experience in tax law research and writing. Prior to joining HBK, she worked for Jurist.org, a global legal news organization, and was a member of the University of Pittsburgh Tax Law Review Journal. Cassandra also worked for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Low-Income Tax Clinic where she performed IRS litigation and Tax Court work and provided compliance work for low income individuals and businesses. Cassandra focuses on issues pertaining to State and Local Taxation (SALT), as well as flow through entity taxation. She has been involved in numerous sales and use tax, franchise tax, and corporate income tax audits, VDA’s, and refund requests. She focuses on complex sales and use tax compliance planning, nexus studies and on-site review and training for all SALT related issues, and has managed various engagements as the in-charge team member and has significant experience in multi-state tax issues.
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