(A) If the total amount of tax required to be paid under section 5735.06 of the Revised Code for any calendar year indicated in the following schedule exceeds the amounts prescribed for that year in the schedule, the dealer shall remit each monthly tax payment in the second ensuing and each succeeding year by electronic funds transfer as prescribed by division (B) of this section.
Year 1992 1993 and thereafter
Total tax payment $1,200,000 $600,000
If a dealer's total tax payment for each of two consecutive years beginning with 1993 is six hundred thousand dollars or less, the dealer is relieved of the requirement to remit taxes by electronic funds transfer for the year that next follows the second of the consecutive years in which the total tax payment is six hundred thousand dollars or less, and is relieved of that requirement for each succeeding year unless the total tax payment in a subsequent year exceeds six hundred thousand dollars.
The tax commissioner shall notify each dealer required to remit taxes by electronic funds transfer of the dealer's obligation to do so, shall maintain an updated list of those dealers, and shall timely certify the list and any additions thereto or deletions therefrom to the treasurer of state. Failure by the tax commissioner to notify a dealer subject to this section to remit taxes by electronic funds transfer does not relieve the dealer of its obligation to remit taxes by electronic funds transfer.
(B) Dealers required by division (A) of this section to remit payments by electronic funds transfer shall remit such payments to the treasurer of state in the manner prescribed by rules adopted by the treasurer under section 113.061 of the Revised Code and on or before the dates specified under section 5735.06 of the Revised Code. The payment of taxes by electronic funds transfer does not affect a dealer's obligation to file the monthly report as required under section 5735.06 of the Revised Code.
A dealer required by this section to remit taxes by electronic funds transfer may apply to the treasurer of state in the manner prescribed by the treasurer to be excused from that requirement. The treasurer of state may excuse the dealer from remittance by electronic funds transfer for good cause shown for the period of time requested by the dealer or for a portion of that period. The treasurer shall notify the tax commissioner and the dealer of the treasurer's decision as soon as is practicable.
(C) If a dealer required by this section to remit taxes by electronic funds transfer remits those taxes by some means other than by electronic funds transfer as prescribed by this section and the rules adopted by the treasurer of state, and the treasurer determines that such failure was not due to reasonable cause or was due to willful neglect, the treasurer shall notify the tax commissioner of the failure to remit by electronic funds transfer and shall provide the commissioner with any information used in making that determination. The tax commissioner may collect an additional charge by assessment in the manner prescribed by section 5735.12 of the Revised Code. The additional charge shall equal five per cent of the amount of the taxes required to be paid by electronic funds transfer, but shall not exceed five thousand dollars. Any additional charge assessed under this section is in addition to any other penalty or charge imposed under this chapter, and shall be considered as revenue arising from taxes imposed under this chapter. The tax commissioner may remit all or a portion of such a charge and may adopt rules governing such remission.
No additional charge shall be assessed under this division against a dealer that has been notified of its obligation to remit taxes under this section and that remits its first two tax payments after such notification by some means other than electronic funds transfer. The additional charge may be assessed upon the remittance of any subsequent tax payment that the dealer remits by some means other than electronic funds transfer.
Effective Date: 03-19-1993