122:7-1-07 Reports.

(A) Each taxpayer that is party to a tax credit agreement shall report to the director annually during the term of the tax credit the number of eligible full-time equivalent employees first employed by the taxpayer at the project location as a result of the project, the total number of full-time equivalent employees employed by the taxpayer at the project location, the total payroll from operations at the project location, the income tax revenue from operations at the project location, the baseline income tax revenue for the project, the excess income tax revenue from operations at the project location, the average hourly wage of the full-time equivalent employees, the amount of any transferred payroll during the tax year, the amount of any transferred income tax revenue during the tax year and any other information the director deems necessary to perform the director's duties under section 122.17 of the Revised Code. Each taxpayer's report to the director shall be certified as accurate and complete by the original signature of any authorized officer of the taxpayer.

(B) The taxpayer's annual report shall be postmarked prior to or received by the director no later than March first of each year immediately succeeding the calendar year that is the subject of the annual report.

(C) Each taxpayer shall maintain substantial operations at the project location for a time period consistent with division (D)(3) of section 122.17 of the Revised Code. During the post-term reporting period, the taxpayer shall submit an annual certification to the director postmarked prior to or received by the director no later than March first of each year succeeding the calendar year that is the subject of the annual certification, the taxpayer shall submit to the director a certification that includes, but is not limited to, information demonstrating the taxpayer maintains operations at the project location and the total full-time equivalent employees at the project location.

(D) Each taxpayer shall establish and maintain for at least four years from the conclusion of the post-term reporting period such records of the taxpayer that substantiate the employment, investment, and operations on which the tax credits are granted and issued. Such records includes, but not limited to, records of personnel, wage records for employees at the project location and conditions of employment. The taxpayer shall organize and make available such records for the review and verification of the director or the director's representatives and appropriate state agencies or officials. The taxpayer shall permit such officials and their representatives to audit, examine and make excerpts or transcripts from records maintained under this rule at any time during normal business hours upon written notice as often as the director may deem necessary. In the event the director determines a taxpayer has submitted an annual report containing erroneous data or data not supported by the records maintained under this rule, the director may, after providing notice, require the taxpayer to resubmit corrected annual reports for the years in which such reports were filed with the applicable fees described in rule 122:7-1-04 of the Administrative Code. Thereafter, the director shall issue amended certificates consistent with amended data and report such amendments to the tax commissioner.

(E) If a taxpayer fails to file any complete annual report during the term of the tax credit, as described in paragraph (A) of this rule, within one hundred eighty days of the March first deadline, the taxpayer may be deemed to have discontinued operations at the project location and shall be subject to the refund provisions of division (K) of section 122.17 of the Revised Code. A complete annual report shall be one that meets the requirements of paragraph (G) of this rule.

(F) If a taxpayer fails to file any complete annual post-term reporting period annual certification, as described in paragraph (C) of this rule, within one hundred eighty days of the March first deadline, the taxpayer may be deemed to have discontinued operations at the project location and shall be subject to the refund provisions of division (K) of section 122.17 of the Revised Code. A complete annual certification shall be one that meets the requirements of paragraph (G) of this rule.

(G) For the purposes of this rule, a complete annual report or complete annual certification shall mean an annual report or annual certification that complies with the filing timeframes of paragraphs (B) and (C) of this rule and includes all of the information required by paragraphs (A) and (C) of this rule in a manner proscribed by the director.

Replaces: 122:7-1-07

Effective: 08/27/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/17/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 122.17(I)
Rule Amplifies: 122.17
Prior Effective Dates: 4/8/94; 11/8/99; 11/10/03