COLUMBUS – State Representative Bill Roemer (R – Richfield) announced today that House Bill 45 was passed by the Ohio House of Representatives by a vote of 86-0.
House Bill 45 would create a temporary amnesty program for delinquent state taxes, forgiving taxpayers of penalties and interest accrued if they pay the full amount of their taxes owed during an established time period. Any person who pays that amount due during the amnesty period would also be immune from criminal prosecution or civil actions related to their taxes or fees paid.
“I am very pleased to see House Bill 45 passed and on its way to the Senate,” said Roemer. “We came so close to passing this legislation last year, and I am so glad it is getting a second chance. After all that Ohioans have endured over the last two years, they deserve this relief. I am hopeful that my Senate colleagues will agree, and move quickly to get this done.”
The bill is joint sponsored by Representative Thomas West (D – Canton). It will now go to the Senate for further consideration.