Tax Section

Find the answers you need when you have questions about local, state and national tax changes through OSCPA's Special Interest Tax section. CPAs serving all sectors participate regularly in the Tax Section discussion postings. OSCPA tax expert Lynn Nichols, CPA offers expert advice and tax updates. Connect with other members dealing with tax issues while accessing knowledgeable advice on new issues and laws. If tax preparation is part of your workload, you will benefit from Tax Section membership. Join today!

Tax section news

  • IRS publishes guidance on recognition of same sex marriages for federal tax purposes

    Sep 03, 2013
    The IRS issued its eagerly awaited guidance of how the Supreme Court’s Windsor decision would be applied overall in federal taxes in Revenue Ruling 2013-17.
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  • ODT posts FAQ for tax reform

    Aug 15, 2013
    The Ohio Department of Taxation has posted to its website a series of frequently asked questions relating to the new, two-year state budget.
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  • ODT revises employer withholding tables effective Sept. 1

    Aug 14, 2013
    The Ohio Department of Taxation has issued new employer withholding tables to be used for payrolls that end on or after Sept. 1, 2013.
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  • Tax considerations in the wake of the DOMA ruling

    Aug 13, 2013
    In a 5-4 opinion in United States v. Windsor, the United States Supreme Court in June ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates the equal protection clause of the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This watershed decision significantly changes the legal and income tax landscape for many same-sex married couples in the United States. The decision will mean that federal government benefits available to opposite-sex married couples will apply to same-sex married couples, including many tax-related benefits.
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  • ODT issues new guidance on Ohio individual income tax and pass-through entity tax changes

    Aug 12, 2013
    The Ohio Department of Taxation has issued a personal income tax information release regarding the 2014-15 biennial budget bill (House Bill 59) recently signed into law. The release summarizes the various modifications and changes that impact Ohio personal income tax. Specifically, the guidance helps clarify some questions regarding the new 50% deduction for small businesses for taxable years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2013.
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  • 10 mid-year tax strategies for individuals and small-business owners

    Aug 06, 2013
    The summer is typically a time for individual taxpayers and small business owners to take a deep breath while catching up on some recreational pursuits or other pleasurable activities. But there is precious little time to relax in the tax world. With that in mind, here are 10 mid-year tax strategies that might prove to be beneficial.
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