State Income Sources

State Income Chart

The chart above, taken from a Tax Foundation article, shows an over all picture of where states get their income. This picture however, varies wildly on a state to state basis. To read more about where states get their income, and for a state by state break down go to: http://taxfoundation.org/article/sources-state-and-local-tax-revenues

REMINDER! Ohio Consumer Use Tax Amnesty Ends May 1

From the Ohio Department of Taxation:

“The Ohio Department of Taxation has reminded taxpayers that the consumer’s use tax amnesty program ends May 1, 2013. Eligible companies may qualify to pay past liability and avoid penalty and interest. A company that is behind on consumer’s use tax payments and has not received an assessment notice may qualify for amnesty. An application must be postmarked by May 1 in order to be considered.”

Subscribers can view the notice.

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Tax Alert, Ohio Department of Taxation, January 28, 2013

Colorado Enterprise Zone Certifications for 2011 and Prior Years

Just a friendly reminder after 12/31/2012 taxpayers will not be able to get certified for activities that were performed prior to 2012 that earned an Enterprise Zone business tax credit.

Included is a copy of the statute:

39-30-103(7)(a) Beginning on January 1, 2012, before a taxpayer engages in any activity for which the taxpayer intends to claim an income tax credit pursuant to section 39-30-104, 39-30-105, 39-30-105.5, or 39-30-105.6, an authorized company official of the taxpayer’s business or the taxpayer who is the owner of the business shall submit a pre-certification form to the enterprise zone administrator as specified in this subsection (7). A taxpayer that completes an activity prior to January 1, 2012, for which the taxpayer intends to claim an income tax credit pursuant to this article shall submit to the zone administrator on or before December 31, 2012, any information related to such completed activity that is necessary to receive certification from the zone administrator that the taxpayer’s business is located in the enterprise zone. Nothing in this subsection (7) shall be construed to require a taxpayer to submit a pre-certification form to the zone administrator for activities completed prior to January 1, 2012. In connection with the pre-certification, the taxpayer shall be required to:

(I) Obtain verification from the enterprise zone administrator that the taxpayer’s business is located in an enterprise zone;

(II) Certify that the taxpayer is aware of the enterprise zone income tax credits allowed pursuant to this article;

(III) Certify that the enterprise zone income tax credits allowed pursuant to this article are a contributing factor to the start-up, expansion, or relocation of the taxpayer’s business in the enterprise zone; and

(IV) Certify that the taxpayer acknowledges that the pre-certification required pursuant to this section is for activities that shall commence after the date that the pre-certification form is executed by the enterprise zone administrator through the end of the business’s then-current income tax year.

C.R.S. 39-30-103