Taxpayers’ Rights and Responsibilities


Section 718.01 (QQ)
Ohio Revised Code

“Taxpayers’ rights and responsibilities”

means the rights provided to taxpayers in sections 718.11, 718.12, 718.19, 718.23, 718.36, 718.37, 718.38, 5717.011 and 5717.03 of the Revised Code and the responsibilities of taxpayers to file, report, withhold, remit and pay municipal income tax and otherwise comply with Chapter 718 of the Revised Code and resolutions, ordinances, and rules adopted by a municipal corporation for the imposition and administration of a municipal income tax.


These rights and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The municipal corporation shall maintain a local board of tax review to hear appeals of the taxpayer.

  • Civil actions to recover municipal income taxes, penalties and interest have time limits.

  • Taxpayer has a prescribed manner to request refunds from the tax administrator.

  • Taxpayer has a required responsibility to allow examination of their books, papers, records and federal and state income tax returns by the tax administrator.

  • At or before the commencement of an audit, the tax administrator shall inform and provide the taxpayer with certain information regarding the audit.

  • A taxpayer has certain recourse if aggrieved by an action or omission of the tax administrator, their employee or an employee of the municipal corporation.

  • The taxpayer may request an ‘opinion of the tax administrator’ with respect to prospective municipal income tax liability.

  • The taxpayer or the tax administrator may appeal a final determination.

  • Taxpayer has a required responsibility to timely and accurately file annual returns, reports, documents, and to timely remit all taxes due on such annual returns, reports, documents and filings.