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Ohio: Reporting Requirements for Food Vendors


 Ohio food service vendors, do you know your record keeping requirements?

Excellent record keeping skills are essential for any business owner, particularly with respect to taxes. Incomplete records open the door to unfavorable audits. Knowing exactly which records state departments of revenue require is, obviously, extremely helpful.

For example, the Ohio Tax Commissioner permits food service vendors in Ohio Department of Taxation.

For Q4 2014, records must be maintained for the following dates:

  • October 5         October 9            October 17          October 25          October 28
  • November 3     November 18      November 19     November 28
  • December 4     December 13       December 17      December 21      December 29

Records from different dates don't cut the mustard. Record retention notices for different quarters are available here.

This provision applies only to food service operators as defined in Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3717. Additional information.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.