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Ohio Offers Amnesty To Taxpayers Through June 15

Ohioans who are behind on their state taxes could clear their obligations without having to pay penalties under a tax amnesty program that starts Tuesday. The program is the first for individuals in six years and just the third general amnesty program for Ohio, although the state continues an amnesty program for businesses that began in October. The Department of Taxation says the state collected more than $60 million in past-due taxes during the last general tax amnesty in 2006. Those who qualify will be able to pay back taxes without penalties and only half the interest owed under the 2012 amnesty program, which runs until June 15.