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Ohio State and Local Tax Updates October 2020

Ohio nonprofit’s request for a property tax exemption denied Appealing a tax commissioner’s denial, the taxpayer contended that the unimproved portion of the property at issue was exempt because it contained a war memorial and was used to hold community festivities. However, the OH Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) ruled that the taxpayer failed to…

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Georgia State and Local Tax Updates October 2020

Georgia implements online alcoholic beverage license application process The Georgia Dept. of Revenue has implemented a state-wide, online alcoholic beverage license application process to handle a centralized application process. The process is for both initial applications and renewals for retailers’ licenses and permits and for the remittance and reporting of application fees. Georgia’s September net…

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Michigan State and Local Tax Updates October 2020

Michigan amends Local Community Stabilization Act Michigan state law has amended the Local Community Stabilization Authority Act to modify the definition of “qualified school debt millage rate” and requires the Department of Treasury to make specified calculations before May 1 of each year, beginning in calendar year 2021, for an enhancement millage levied by an…

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Illinois State and Local Tax Updates October 2020

Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit Updated The Illinois Dept. of Revenue issued an informational bulletin regarding the Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC). Taxpayers who didn’t claim the Illinois EIC may be eligible for a refund. The department emphasized that this year an Illinois Dept. of Revenue Federal State Exchange Unit is reviewing IRS reports…

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Pennsylvania State and Local Tax Updates October 2020

​Revenue Department Releases September 2020 Collections How’s Pennsylvania doing amid the COVID-19 crisis? For Sept. 2020, the General Fund reports revenue of $3.3 billion, 8.3% more than anticipated, said Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell. Fiscal year-to-date, that’s $9.9 billion, or 4.9% above the estimate. The good report is attributable to better than expected economic activity for…

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