(A) As used in this section:
(1) "Instrument" has the same meaning as in section 1303.03 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Financial transaction device" has the same meaning as in section 113.40 of the Revised Code.
(B) If a taxpayer or employer required by any tax administered by the department of taxation to pay taxes, penalties, interest, or other charges arising from unpaid taxes makes payment of the taxes, penalties, interest, or other charges with a dishonored instrument, an instrument that is determined to be nonnegotiable, or with any financial transaction device that is declined, returned, or dishonored, a penalty of fifty dollars shall be added to the amount due. The penalty imposed by this section shall be assessed and collected in the same manner as the taxes, penalties, interest, or other charges. All or part of any penalty imposed under this section may be abated by the tax commissioner. The commissioner may assess only one penalty under this section against the same instrument or the same financial transaction device for the same payment.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.117,HB 508, §1, eff. 9/6/2012.
Effective Date: 10-05-1987