Ohio Sales and Use Tax Deadline Approaching April 14, 2020

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Ohio Sales and Use Tax Deadline Approaching
By Jonathan Wolnik

In a prior post (see https://www.mccarthylebit.com/2020/03/30/ohio-extends-income-tax-filing-and-payment-deadlines/) I discussed Ohio’s income tax filing and payment extensions that were granted in response to the current pandemic crisis. Ohio’s extension closely follows the relief granted by the IRS for federal income tax filings. More information regarding the federal rule changes can be found at: https://www.mccarthylebit.com/2020/04/10/updated-irs-guidance-pandemic-related-tax-relief/.

The relief for Ohio income tax filings, however, has not been granted for sales and use taxes. The Ohio Department of Taxation issued a reminder indicating that the March 2020 monthly sales and use tax returns, and first quarter 2020 use tax returns, are due by April 23, 2020. Taxpayers must maintain compliance with this deadline.

As certain tax filings and tax payment deadlines are extended by both the federal and state governments responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, it can be both overwhelming and confusing. Please contact any of our tax attorneys to discuss compliance and opportunities available to you and your business. Also, keep watching our website for important updates as the tax compliance landscape continues to change. Our attorneys are here to help and to serve our clients and communities during these uncertain times.

Jonathan Wolnik is an attorney at the Cleveland, OH-based law firm of McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman.


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