Ohio creates tax surety bond exemption for motor fuel dealers

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Enacted into law on September 8th, 2012, Ohio House Bill 508 exempts motor fuel dealers from having to post the tax surety bond previously required by the Tax Commissioner. Before the law was enacted, dealers were required to post a $5,000 surety bond to guarantee taxes would be paid in full for the fiscal year. Under the new legislation, however, motor fuel dealers may be exempted from the surety bond requirement if the taxes are paid in full or not required under certain provisions.

Additionally, HB 508 states that under certain conditions, some motor fuel dealers will need to post a surety bond equal to the tax liability of a three-month period.

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Jon Gottschalk
Jon Gottschalk is the Senior Marketing Director for Suretybonds.com and regularly blogs at the Surety Bond Insider to keep consumers informed on new legislation and updates in the commercial surety industry. He is also a licensed property & casualty insurance producer in Missouri.