Section 5726.03 | Report; remittance.
(A)(1) Annually, on or before the fifteenth day of October, the reporting person for each taxpayer shall make a report in writing to the tax commissioner, in such form as the commissioner prescribes, and shall remit to the commissioner the amount of tax shown to be due on the report. The remittance shall be made payable to the treasurer of state. The commissioner shall make available, on the official internet web site of the department of taxation, copies of the forms prescribed by the commissioner for the purpose of making the annual report.
(2) An annual report shall be signed by the president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, general manager, superintendent, or managing agent in this state of the reporting person.
(3) An annual report shall contain the facts, figures, computations, and attachments that result in the determination of the amount of tax due from a taxpayer under this chapter.
(B)(1) In the case of a financial institution described in division (H)(1) of section 5726.01 of the Revised Code, the annual report filed for a taxable year shall list, and include information related to, each person includable in an FR Y-9 filed by the reporting person for that taxable year.
(2) In the case of a financial institution described in division (H)(2) or (3) of section 5726.01 of the Revised Code, the annual report for a taxable year shall list, and include information related to, each person includable in a call report filed by the reporting person for that taxable year.
(C)(1) The reporting person for a taxpayer shall remit each tax payment and, if required by the commissioner, file each annual or estimated tax report electronically. The commissioner may require reporting persons to use the Ohio business gateway as defined in section 718.01 of the Revised Code to file reports and remit the tax, or may provide another means for reporting persons to file and remit the tax electronically.
(2) The payment of taxes as provided in division (C) of this section shall not affect a taxpayer's obligation to file an annual report required under division (A) of this section.
(3) The reporting person for a taxpayer that is required to remit tax payments electronically under this section may apply to the tax commissioner, in the manner prescribed by the commissioner, to be excused from that requirement. The commissioner may excuse the taxpayer from the requirements of division (C) of this section for good cause.
(4) If the reporting person for a taxpayer that is required to remit tax payments or file reports 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 reports 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 reports the person so fails, ten per cent of the amount of the payment that was required to be remitted.
The penalty imposed under this section is in addition to any other penalty or charge imposed under this chapter and shall be considered as revenue arising from the tax levied under this chapter. A penalty may be collected by assessment in the manner prescribed by section 5726.20 of the Revised Code. The tax commissioner may abate all or a portion of such a penalty and may adopt rules governing such abatements.