Ohio takes in $20 million in overdue taxes from insurance coverage brokers

The Columbus Dispatch

A state program set up to collect overdue taxes from insurance agents has now taken in more than $20 million, according to the Ohio Department of Insurance.

In 2011, the department set up a partnership with the Ohio attorney general‘s office and the Ohio Department of Taxation to determine, on an annual basis, if agents are compliant with Ohio laws when it comes to income taxes, sales taxes and workers‘ compensation premiums.

The state has collected money or set up payment plan for more than 1,600 agents. The state has nearly 220,000 agents.

The state can revoke, suspect or refuse to issue an insurance license for those not in compliance with these laws.

Agents not in compliance should the Ohio attorney general‘s office at . Agents also can the Ohio Department of Insurance at for assistance.

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