5739.122 Vendor tax payments by electronic funds transfer.

(A) If the total amount of tax required to be paid by a vendor under section 5739.12 of the Revised Code for any calendar year equals or exceeds seventy-five thousand dollars, the vendor shall remit each monthly tax payment in the second ensuing and each succeeding tax year on an accelerated basis as prescribed by divisions (B) and (C) of this section.

If a vendor's tax payment for each of two consecutive years is less than seventy-five thousand dollars, the vendor is relieved of the requirement to remit taxes in the manner prescribed by this section for the year that next follows the second of the consecutive years in which the tax payment is less than that amount, and is relieved of that requirement for each succeeding year, unless the tax payment in a subsequent year equals or exceeds seventy-five thousand dollars.

The tax commissioner shall notify each vendor required to make accelerated tax payments of the vendor's obligation to do so and shall maintain an updated list of those vendors. Failure by the tax commissioner to notify a vendor subject to this section to remit taxes on an accelerated basis does not relieve the vendor of its obligation to remit taxes as provided under division (B) of this section.

(B) Vendors required by division (A) of this section to make accelerated tax payments shall electronically remit such payments to the tax commissioner in a manner approved by the commissioner, as follows:

(1) On or before the twenty-third day of each month, a vendor shall remit an amount equal to seventy-five per cent of the anticipated tax liability for that month.

(2) On or before the twenty-third day of each month, a vendor shall report the taxes collected for the previous month and shall remit that amount, less any amounts paid for that month as required by division (B)(1) of this section.

The payment of taxes on an accelerated basis under this section does not affect a vendor's obligation to file returns and pay the tax shown on the returns to be due as required under section 5739.12 of the Revised Code.

(C) A vendor required by this section to remit taxes on an accelerated basis may apply to the tax commissioner, in the manner prescribed by the commissioner, to be excused from that requirement. The commissioner may excuse the vendor from remittance on an accelerated basis for good cause shown for the period of time requested by the vendor or for a portion of that period.

(D)

(1)

(a) If a vendor that is required to remit payments under division (B) of this section fails to make a payment required under division (B)(1) of this section, or makes a payment under division (B)(1) of this section that is less than seventy-five per cent of the actual liability for that month, the commissioner may impose an additional charge not to exceed five per cent of that unpaid amount.

(b) Division (D)(1)(a) of this section does not apply if the vendor's payment under division (B)(1) of this section is equal to or greater than seventy-five per cent of the vendor's reported liability for the same month in the immediately preceding calendar year.

(2) Any additional charge imposed under division (D)(1) of 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. An additional charge may be collected by assessment in the manner prescribed by section 5739.13 of the Revised Code. The tax commissioner may waive all or a portion of such a charge and may adopt rules governing such waiver.

Effective Date: 09-26-2003; 2007 HB119 01-01-2008; 2008 HB562 09-22-2008