Tax Headquarters

Tax time can be hairy. Avoid headaches and file on time with resources from The Ohio Society of CPAs.

Tax strategies to save you money

The 2013 filing season is upon us, and as with most things in life, planning early is the way to get ahead. Unsure of where to begin?

The Ohio Society of CPAs offers tax strategies and planning ideas for individuals and business owners. Learn more.

Why hire a CPA?

Taxes are complicated. Endless forms, line items, deductions….it can be hard to see the big financial picture when you are overwhelmed by details. Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are highly qualified tax advisors. They don’t just prepare your returns—they work hand in hand with clients to build a tax strategy that saves you money. That’s a bottom line you can count on. Learn more.

Operation CPA

Military families have enough worries when a family member is away on duty. Each year, CPA volunteers prepare tax returns free of charge for those deployed outside of Ohio. It’s their way of saying thanks for keeping us safe at home. Learn more about Operation CPA.

Taxpayer News

From around the web:

Last-Minute Filers: Avoid Common Errors
 The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to review their tax returns for common errors that could delay the processing of their returns. Here are some ways to avoid common mistakes. More

8 errors you're most likely to make on your tax return
You're starting to think about your taxes -- or maybe you're fully engaged and already working on them. Either way, be careful.

IRS offers videos to help taxpayers preparing to file in 2014
The Internal Revenue Service is offering taxpayers a number of instructional YouTube videos to help prepare their taxes for the upcoming filing season, which begins on Jan. 31.

  • Apr 11: The Ohio History Tax Check-Off
    The Ohio History Tax Check-Off is the way for Ohioans to contribute to state and local history projects by “checking off” a donation to the Ohio Historical Society on the state personal income tax form.

  • Mar 19: Do’s and don’ts for paying your tax bill
    About three-quarters of individual taxpayers received refunds last year, according to Internal Revenue Service statistics. However, many people find that they do owe taxes when April 15 comes around. If you fall into that group, The Ohio Society of CPAs offers these recommendations on the best way to settle your bill.

  • Jan 20: 2014 tax preparation services for military members
    You have many choices when the time comes to file your 2013 tax return. We have highlighted several programs which offer free or discounted tax services. Each program has its own eligibility criteria.

  • Nov 27: Taxpayer identify theft on the rise
    Taxpayer identify theft continues to increase in the U.S. In 2012, there were 1.8 million incidents of identity theft and fraudulent tax refunds, creating a $5 billion problem, according to the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. In the first half of 2013, the number of tax-related identity thefts had already surpassed the 2012 number.

Find a CPA

Need a CPA? Our Find a CPA program will connect you with a Certified Public Accountant near you that can help you with your individual or business taxes, answer your financial questions, and help you plan for a more financial fit future.

2014 Tax Call in Shows

The Ohio Society is working with media across Ohio to host CPA call in shows to assist the public with tax questions.

2013 Legislators Tax Guide 

This guide will be helpful to you by answering some frequently raised questions about income tax laws that specifically affect you as a member of the Ohio General Assembly.