Warren, OH asked in Tax Law for Ohio

Q: How far back can a municipality go to collect taxes? Is there a cap on penalty & int. or can they clean you out?

I have unfiled city taxes for 14,15 ,16 and 17 for which they took me to court in 2019.

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Kenneth L. Sheppard Jr.
Kenneth L. Sheppard Jr.
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Indefinitely. You did not file your tax returns. The statute of limitations for collections does not apply when a taxpayer does not file the tax return. You need to become compliant by filing the tax returns and then set up a payment plan after they calculate penalties and interest.

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