On Friday, March 27, Tax Commissioner Jeff McClain announced that Ohio will be following the federal government and the IRS in extending from April 15 to July 15 the deadline to file and pay Ohio state and some municipal income taxes. Ohio will be waiving interest and penalties on tax-due payments made during the extension.
The filing extension and the waiver of interest and penalties will apply to the Ohio individual income tax, the school district income tax, the pass-through entity tax and those taxpayers who have opted to have the Commissioner administer the municipal net profits tax through the state’s centralized filing system.
Individuals, estates, trusts and certain businesses making quarterly estimated income tax payments also have been granted additional time to file and pay without interest or penalties. The first and second quarterly payments, normally scheduled for April 15 and June 15 for most taxpayers, both have been extended to July 15.
The Department of Taxation will be issuing more detailed guidelines in the next few days. The Tax Commissioner’s announcement is silent about other taxes, including sales and use taxes, commercial activity tax, and withholding or information returns.