(A) Any person required to file returns for a calendar quarter shall remit each tax payment, and, if required by the tax commissioner, file the tax return or the annual report, electronically. The commissioner may require taxpayers to use the Ohio business gateway as defined in section 718.051 of the Revised Code to file returns and remit the tax, or may provide another means for taxpayers to file and remit the tax electronically.
(B) A person required by this section to remit taxes or file returns electronically may apply to the tax commissioner, on the form prescribed by the commissioner, to be excused from that requirement. The commissioner may excuse a person from the requirements of this division for good cause.
(1) If a person required to remit taxes or file a return electronically under this section fails to do so, the commissioner may impose a penalty not to exceed the following:
(a) For either of the first two calendar quarters the person so fails, five per cent of the amount of the payment that was required to be remitted;
(b) For the third and any subsequent calendar quarters the person so fails, ten per cent of the amount of the payment that was required to be remitted.
(2) The penalty imposed under division (C)(1) of this section is in addition to any other penalty imposed under this chapter and shall be considered as revenue arising from the tax imposed under this chapter. A penalty may be collected by assessment in the manner prescribed by section 5751.09 of the Revised Code. The tax commissioner may abate all or a portion of such a penalty.
Effective Date: 06-30-2005