Ohio Department of Taxation Shoppers Get Ohio Sales Tax Holiday In August By Alison Holm • Jul 15, 2015 Back-to-school shoppers will get a tax break next month in the state's first ever sales tax holiday. Amazon Agrees To Start Collecting Sales Taxes As Part Of Data Center Jobs Deal By Ohio Public Radio • May 29, 2015 Ohio Public Radio Amazon has announced a Midwest expansion in central Ohio that will include one thousand well-paying jobs over the next several years. State Tax Quiz Will Remain In Place By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Mar 19, 2015 State of Ohio The state tax commissioner says the Ohio Department of Taxation will keep using a controversial "identity quiz" to verify information about people seeking refunds. State Tweaks Security Questions For Filers To Prevent Fraud By Associated Press & Alison Holm • Feb 23, 2015 Officials have tweaked questions on a new quiz used by the state of Ohio to catch phony income-tax returns. Tax Commissioner Defends “Identity Quiz” By Ohio Public Radio & Jim Letizia • Feb 13, 2015 wksu.org State Tax Commissioner Joe Testa took some heat this week from lawmakers who say they’re hearing complaints from some constituent tax refund filers who are being required to take an identity quiz. Some Taxpayers May Be Quizzed Before Returns Are Processed By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jan 16, 2015 tax.oh.gov Ohio Department of Taxation officials say anti-fraud efforts will delay refunds to taxpayers. Record Number Of Fraudulent State Tax Returns Found By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio & Associated Press • Oct 16, 2014 Ohio tax officials say they've intercepted a record amount of money in fraudulent state income tax filings - 18 times more than the average discovered in other years. Casino Tax Revenue Projections Fall Short By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jul 15, 2014 State casino tax revenue over the past year fell nearly 12 percent short of projections. State Handing Out More Business Tax Breaks By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jul 8, 2014 An Ohio Department of Taxation report shows since 2012 the amount of tax credits given to businesses promising to create and retain jobs has been rising. Bill Requires Notification Of Tax Overpayments By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Mar 27, 2014 The Ohio House has approved a bill requiring business and individual taxpayers to be notified of overpayments. Legislation Would Allow Same-Sex Couples To File Joint State Tax Returns By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Dec 20, 2013 Legislation proposed by statehouse Democrats would allow same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns. State Withholds Business Tax Refunds By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Nov 22, 2013 Ohio Inspector General Randall Meyer says the state department of taxation has failed to return more than 30 million dollars in business tax refunds to companies that properly requested the money.