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President Extends Highway Law, House
Preps Highway Bill
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President Obama signed into law a bill that extends current highway law
for three weeks, giving lawmakers until Nov. 20 to hammer out a multi-year
highway bill. The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week
on its six-year, $325 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization and
Reform Act of 2015 (STRRA), which would clear the way for the long-awaited
conference with the Senate’s DRIVE Act passed in July. Nearly 100
amendments had been filed with the Rules Committee on Oct. 30, including
two proposals to attach a repeal of the crude export ban to the long-term
highway bill. The House Rules Committee is expected to decide by Nov. 3
which will get floor votes, which means a full House vote on STRRA could
happen by mid-week. Even if passed by the full House, STRRA still needs
funding, which falls under the jurisdiction of the House Ways and Means
Committee. And the election of Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) as the 54th Speaker of
the House has shifted the Ways and Means Committee's focus to finding his
replacement. House Republicans could schedule elections as soon as this
week, however, amid mounting pressure. Senate leaders remain optimistic
that they can finish a multi-year highway bill by Thanksgiving. Sen. James
Inhofe (R-Okla.) said he anticipated a “very short conference period” and
that conferencing the House and Senate bills can be done “in a matter of
hours and not days.”
The Senate passed a bipartisan three-week extension of current highway
law, which was set to expire today. The House approved the bill by voice
vote on Tuesday, and it is now headed to the White House for the
Passage of a short-term highway patch gives lawmakers more time to
hammer out a multi-year highway funding package.
The House of Representatives is expected the week of Nov. 20 to vote on
on the six-year, $325 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization and
Reform Act of 2015, which was passed out of the House Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee Oct. 22.
House passage of STRRA would clear the way for the House and the Senate
to conference their respective measures into a final highway bill before
the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, H.R.
3763, is a companion bill to the Senate’s DRIVE Act passed in July.
File your motor fuel tax returns online or
submit file-by-paper requests now.
In case you
missed OPMCA's special Tax Alert on Monday, November 23: Big problems have
arisen for Ohio Motor Fuel Taxpayers with the conversion this month to
electronic filing and payment. OPMCA is urging members to act now to avoid
further glitches. It has come to our attention that a number of members
have encountered technical challenges with the new online filing system.
BEWARE: Any small error in your online filing-an extra dash or space, or
even a miskeyed number-will cause your tax return to be immediately
rejected. If your company has not already done so, it is critically
important to act immediately to file your October return online or submit
your request to file by paper.
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Ohio Department of Taxation has issued new, eight-digit account
numbers for all Ohio motor fuel licenses. In order to comply with the
electronic filing mandate, all licensed motor fuel dealers must also
obtain accurate account numbers for all retail customers to whom they sell
Like any type of electronic filing, proper and exact formatting and strict
adherence to the established guidelines is required in order to ensure
your filing is accepted. The Department of Taxation puts the onus on tax
filers to take responsibility for updating its systems and software to
match the State's specifications. To that end, the Department of Taxation
website with helpful information on motor fuel electronic filing, and
guidelines specific to both ASCII and XML protocols, the two web-based
protocols utilized for online filing.
The Department of Taxation is offering an opt-out option by which
taxpayers may file a
Form MF-FBP: Request to File by Paper. According to the Department,
such requests may be granted for "good cause." While what constitutes
"good cause" is not clearly defined, it likely will involve a good faith
attempt to comply with electronic filing requirements, as well as a
system-based reason for the opt-out request. Even then, approval to file
by paper likely would only be temporary.
Don't wait until the last minute to file your October return!
Technical assistance is available from the Department of Taxation. Please
contact Matt Long by phone at 614.466.1096 (direct dial) or by e-mail at
email@example.com. Members with non-technical questions
about motor fuel tax filing requirements should immediately contact Tax
Counsel Tony Ehler at 614.464.8282 or by e-mail at