Ohio needs to change its due date
for 2019 tax returns

The IRS has capitulated and not only changed the payment deadline they have moved the federal filing deadline to July 15, 2020.

This means that no one needs to file an extension to have more time to pay or file their 2019 federal income tax return. Generally payment is due by April 15th regardless whether an extension is requested. Not this year.

First quarter 2020 federal estimated tax payments are now due July 15, 2020, however, 2nd quarter 2020 federal estimate payments are still due June 15, 2020.

Unfortunately, many states, including Ohio, have due dates that are not tied to the federal due date in their revenue codes. In other words the due date is specifically the 15th day after the end of the taxpayers year in the Ohio Revised Code. The tax Commissioner only has the ability to delay the due date by 45 days. Anything longer than that requires legislative action. Further complicating the lives of taxpayers, the Ohio municipal tax code ties the due date for hundreds of taxing municipalities and school districts in Ohio to the Ohio income tax due date.

Please consider immediately contacting your state representatives to let them know that the Ohio due date must be moved to coincide with the federal filing deadline. 

The Ohio Society of CPAs has a tool available at the link below where you indicate your address and your specific representatives can be notified about how you feel about this issue.

Please click here to urge Ohio officials to act immediately to extend the state and local April 15 filing deadlines to July 15 

Enter your address and the representative specific to your location will be loaded and selected to receive your message.


Please don't delay. 

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