Recommendations released for Board of Tax Appeals

Nov 17, 2011

The long delays and headaches of dealing with the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) might soon ease a bit if recommended changes are followed.

A committee led by Ohio Tax Commissioner Joe Testa has released recommendations aimed at reducing the case backlog and maintaining future efficiencies at the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals. Recommendations include:

  • Creating a small claims process
  • Accepting the Tax Commissioner’s Backlog Assistance Program
  • Improving the BTA’s current technology and incorporating new technology such as electronic filing
  • Developing a formal case management program
  • Adopting uniform rules and procedures for county boards of revision

The report, mandated as part of the state’s 2012-13 operating budget, was also submitted to the Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives and President of the Senate.