Banking & Finance Law Report

Tag Archives: Ohio tax law changes

Ohio Bank Tax Legislation

On September 26, 2016, Rep. Armstutz introduced two pieces of legislation in the Ohio House that could impact the tax rate of the Ohio financial institutions tax (“FIT”) that is paid by banks and other financial institutions doing business in Ohio. These bills are H.B. 599 and H.B. 600.  These bills are alternatives.  Both would … Continue Reading

Ohio Financial Institutions Tax and National Banks

In September, at the request of an Ohio-based national bank, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued an opinion challenging the application of the Ohio Financial Institutions Tax (FIT) to national banks with their principal office in Ohio. The opinion held that the FIT contradicted a federal statute that provides a national bank … Continue Reading

Ohio Financial Institutions Tax – Draft Regulations

The Ohio Department of Taxation recently released draft administrative regulations (the “Regulations”) designed to implement the new Ohio financial institutions tax. The new tax takes effect Jan. 1, 2014 and replaces the corporation franchise tax and dealers in intangible tax, which financial institutions have historically paid in Ohio. The Regulations state that the tax has … Continue Reading

Ohio General Assembly Approves Bank Tax Reform Legislation

On December 11, 2012, the Ohio General Assembly approved a measure (H.B. 510) that will reform how banks and other financial institutions are taxed by the State of Ohio. Governor John Kasich is expected to sign the bill into law today. If enacted, the changes will take effect for tax years starting in 2014. This bill expands … Continue Reading

Financial Institutions Tax Reform Stalled in Ohio Senate

Legislation to significantly change the way Ohio taxes financial institutions is tied up in the Ohio legislature – for the time being, anyway. Although the Ohio House of Representatives passed H.B. 510 to overhaul Ohio taxation of financial institutions in the spring, the Ohio Senate stalled work on the legislation before its summer recess.  Stated reasons … Continue Reading

Ohio Financial Institutions Tax Reform

The Ohio House of Representatives has passed H.B. 510 which overhauls the taxation of financial institutions by the State of Ohio. The legislation is expected to move through the Ohio Senate committee process immediately. The governor and others are touting the bill as shifting the relative tax burden from smaller banks to larger banks while lowering rates … Continue Reading