COLUMBUS — Businesses that haven’t paid taxes on certain purchases have about a month to make good without penalty.
The state’s latest tax amnesty period ends May 1 and covers use taxes, the out-of-state equivalent to sales taxes.
Businesses are obliged to pay the use tax on taxable goods and services purchased from suppliers outside of Ohio’s borders.
Gary Gudmundson, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Taxation, said use taxes have been in place in the state since the mid-1930s and were instituted to prevent people from crossing the state border for purchases to avoid sales tax.
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