Angry at his bank for taking too big a scoop in overdraft fees, one Pittsburgh ice cream shop owner decided to set up his own flavor of a community bank, with interest on deposits paid out in sweets.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's tax commissioner is urging eligible businesses to take advantage of a state amnesty program before it ends and avoid penalties and interest for any unpaid use taxes incurred since January 2009.
Tax Commissioner Joe Testa says the use-tax amnesty ends May 1. The program was intended to increase awareness of the use tax that many business taxpayers don't know exists. Testa says Ohio businesses have paid more than $19.8 million in use-tax debt since the program began Oct. 1, 2011.
The use tax has the same tax rate and base as the sales tax. It generally applies when out-of-state suppliers don't collect Ohio sales tax and the Ohio consumer must pay use tax.
Testa says the issue is growing as more businesses buy products and services from outside Ohio.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Shoppers in many states will line up for deals hours after Thanksgiving dinner, but stores in a handful are barred by law from opening on the holiday.
The stock market is ending little changed as investors absorb a mixed batch of corporate news and anticipate lower oil prices.
The state's Department of Commerce says the end of the year is a good time for Ohioans to closely examine their cable television bills for any upcoming rate increases.