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 seeks comment on process for furnishing PTINs

    Sep 25, 2013
    The IRS is asking for public comment on final rules (T.D. 9501, REG-134235-08) on requirements for preparers to use unique preparer tax identification numbers on tax returns and claims for refunds.
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  • OSCPA testifies on state tax reform

    Sep 18, 2013
    The Ohio Society of CPAs last week focused on simplicity, predictability, stability, uniformity, competitiveness and fairness as it offered advice in the form of written testimony to the House Tax Reform Legislative Study Committee.
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  • 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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