New legislation would notify tax overpayment

Businesses and taxpayers would be notified when they overpay their taxes under a bill passed by the Ohio House.
Associated Press
Mar 28, 2014

 

The measure was passed Wednesday and now goes to the Senate.

It would allow Ohio’s tax commissioner to give automatic refunds or provide credit toward future taxes if a taxpayer has overpaid — similar to when consumers overpay on their utility bills.

Under current law, the Ohio Department of Taxation can refund the overpayments, but only by request and only during the first three or four years, within the statute of limitations. The bill updates the law to ensure taxpayers are notified no later than 60 days before the end of that limited three- or fouryear period.

The state currently isn’t required to notify taxpayers if they have overpaid.