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The Ohio Tax Commissioner announced Friday that Ohio will be following the federal government and IRS in extending the deadline to file and pay the state income tax.
The new deadline is July 15, an extension of approximately three months from the original deadline of April 15.
The Commissioner said the extension is intended to provide some relief to taxpayers and help offset some of the economic impact of the coronavirus and the public safety measures adopted to contain its spread.
As with the IRS extension, Ohio will be waiving penalty on tax due payments made during the extension. Also, thanks to a legislative agreement between Governor Mike DeWine and the General Assembly, there will be no interest charges on payments made during the extension.
The filing extension, and waiver of penalty and interest, will be available to those filing the Ohio individual income tax, the school district income tax, the pass-through entity tax, and to those taxpayers that have opted in to have the commissioner administer the municipal net profit tax through the state’s centralized filing system.
Individuals, estates, trusts and certain businesses making quarterly estimated income tax payments, have also been granted additional time to file and pay without penalty or interest. The first and second quarterly payments, normally scheduled for April 15 and June 15 for most taxpayers, have both been extended to July 15.
Please note not all Ohio municipalities have officially introduced extended deadlines for income tax reporting. This includes the due date for submitting income tax returns, tax balances due, and estimated tax payments. Unless a taxpayer has opted in to allow the Ohio Department of Taxation administer their municipal tax, the taxpayer is required to conform with the compliance requirements set forth by their applicable municipality.
We recommend that if possible, you still file your taxes now, especially if you think you will be getting a refund.
We will continue to monitor any updates from the Department of Taxation, and will keep you updated on any changes.