On May 20, 2020 the Ohio House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation granting a three-month amnesty to Ohioans who are delinquent in paying state taxes. House Bill 609 establishes a temporary tax amnesty program to forgive interest and penalties on delinquent taxes.
Under the bill, Ohio’s tax commissioner would develop and administer the amnesty program from January 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021. The program would be open to any individual or business unless the Ohio Department of Taxation is auditing the individual or business currently, or the Department has issued an assessment, audit commencement letter, or tax bill to the individual or business.
In addition, the taxpayer will be immune from criminal prosecution or civil actions with respect to the taxes paid through the program.
The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.
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