News Releases - 2007
- A New Year, a New Set of (Lower) Tax Rates in Ohio — Dec. 31, 2007 New Year’s Day will bring with it another series of cuts in state tax rates – the latest step in an ongoing reform of Ohio’s tax system.
- Office of the Governor News Release: Approximately 788,000 Homeowners in Line to Receive Property Tax Relief— Oct. 25, 2007 Governor Ted Strickland today announced that about 566,000 additional homeowners applied for the newly-expanded homestead exemption during a special sign up period earlier this year from July 2 to October 1.
- Office of the Governor News Release: Governor Strickland Announces Income Tax Cuts for 2008— Oct. 24, 2007 Governor Ted Strickland today announced a 4.2 percent decrease in income tax withholding rates for 2008, which is another step in the phase in of a 21- percent, across-the-board income tax cut that will be completed by the 2009 tax year.
- Department of Taxation: Sales Tax Collection Rules Won't Change — Oct. 1, 2007 Ohio retailers who engage in delivery sales will not be required to change the way they calculate sales taxes starting Jan. 1, the Ohio Department of Taxation announced today."
- About 482,000 More Homeowners Have Applied for Property Tax Relief; Tax Commissioner: Deadline is Oct. 1 — Sept. 17, 2007 Time is running out to sign up for the newly-expanded homestead exemption, which offers more than a half million additional senior citizens and disabled Ohioans hundreds of dollars of property tax savings starting with taxes paid next year.
- Tax Commissioner Warns Seniors to be Wary of Homestead Schemes — Sept. 14, 2007 Ohio Tax Commissioner Richard A. Levin today warned senior citizens to be on the look out for individuals who are attempting to charge seniors fees in order to help sign up for the homestead exemption.
- Seneca, Hardin Counties will get Additional Time to File State Taxes — Sept. 10, 2007 Ohio Tax Commissioner Richard A. Levin announced today that Ohio residents and businesses in Seneca and Hardin counties will be granted an extension to Oct. 15, 2007 to file and pay Ohio taxes.
- Flood-stricken Counties will get Additional Time to File State Taxes — Aug. 31, 2007 Ohio Tax Commissioner Richard A. Levin announced today that Ohio residents and businesses stricken by last week's severe flooding will be granted an extension to Oct. 15, 2007 to file and pay Ohio taxes.
- Over 368,000 Ohioans Have Applied for Property Tax Relief — Aug. 23, 2007 With the deadline more than a month away, more than 368,000 senior citizens and disabled homeowners across Ohio have already applied for the newly-expanded homestead exemption, the Ohio Department of Taxation announced today.
- Gibbs Represents Ohio on National Sales Tax Task Force — Aug. 13, 2007
State Rep. Bob Gibbs is now representing Ohio on a national task force reviewing the impact of a shift to destination sourcing of the sales tax and developing solutions to mitigate the impact on businesses.
- Property Tax Savings Now Available to Ohio Senior Citizens — July 3, 2007 Senior citizens and disabled Ohioans may now apply with their local county auditor to lower the size of the property tax bills on their home through the newly-expanded Homestead Exemption.
- Ohio Department of Taxation Announces Delay in Destination Sales Implementation — Feb. 1, 2007 Ohio retailers whose delivery sales in calendar year 2005 totaled less than $30 million are getting a break from a provision of the Streamlined Sales Tax Agreement that would have required them to shift this year to a destination-based means of calculating sales tax.
- Ohio's Income Tax 'News': Filing Deadline - Forms - Rates - Chance to File Online — Feb. 1, 2007 The 2007 income tax filing season is bringing a number of ‘news’ to taxpayers including a new deadline for filing tax; new, lower income tax rates; new, easier-to-use (but longer) income tax forms; and a new opportunity to join the millions of Ohioans who file their tax return online.
- Former Deputy Tax Commissioner Selected as Newest Hall of Fame Member — Feb. 1, 2007 Former Ohio Deputy Tax Commissioner Carol Bessey was inducted into the Ohio Tax Hall of Fame here during a ceremony at the 16th annual Ohio Tax Conference Tuesday, January 30.
- Ohio Department of Taxation Informs Retailers of New Cuyahoga County Cigarette Tax — Feb. 1, 2007 Effective today, cigarette smokers in Cuyahoga County will pay 30 cents more tax per pack due to the voter-approved tax to fund arts and cultural facilities and programs.
- 01/31/07 Department of Taxation Picks New Legislation Chief — Jan. 31, 2007 Tom Walsh, a senior staffer from the Ohio General Assembly, has joined the Ohio Department of Taxation as Administrator of the Legislation Division.
- New State Tax Team in Place — Jan. 10, 2007 New Tax Commissioner Richard Levin today, in one of his first official acts, announced his management team at a meeting of Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT) administrators in Columbus.