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Ohio Estate Taxes

In Ohio, if an Estate Tax return is required, it is generally filed within nine months of a person’s death. For dates of death on or after January 1, 2000 the Tax Commissioner has authorized an automatic, six-month extension of time to file the Ohio estate tax return. This permits estates with a date of death on or after January 1, 2000 to have 15 months to file the estate tax return. However, interest on any estate tax due will be calculated beginning nine months from the date of death even if the estate utilizes an extension.

Note: For dates of death after 1/1/2013 Ohio Estate tax no longer applies.

One copy of the return is filed with the Probate Court and a second copy with the County Auditor.

The Auditor also issues Consent to Transfer Property (Tax Releases) for Estates on assets greater than $25,000 per account. These releases notify financial institutions that it may transfer ownership of assets and notifies the Department of Taxation that the estate exists and that an estate tax return may be necessary.

For more information about filing requirements or to obtain forms, please contact the Ohio Department of Taxation, Estate Tax Division, at 1-800-977-7711 or access that on the website at: http://www.tax.ohio.gov/estate.aspx


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