OVMA received positive feedback from veterinarians and staff who attended the Sales & Use Tax Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
On Wednesday, Sept. 28, OVMA kicked off its fall continuing education program with the Sales & Use Tax Workshop. The course was designed to familiarize attendees with the new parameters of Ohio use tax enforcement, responsibility and amnesty.
A total of 77 veterinarians and staff members participated in the workshop. Attendees gave positive feedback on the course and presenter Justin Mohler of Watson & Associates, Inc., rating the workshop an average of 4.76 out of 5.
As a follow-up to the course, OVMA is working with the firm on a sales and use tax guidance document. The manual is currently in development. Check back to the OVMA site often for updates on an expected completion date. In the interim, members may direct their tax-related questions to the OVMA at 800.662.6862 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Few issues generate more questions and confusion in veterinary practices than those relating to the proper collection and payment of Ohio sales tax. Which products in a veterinary facility are taxable? What about prescription versus over-the-counter drugs? How does the resale exemption work?
On Thursday, Feb. 24, (1:30 to 3 p.m.) John Trippier and Steve Russell of the Ohio Department of Taxation’s Audit Division will present important information as well as answer your questions on the proper administration of sales tax in veterinary facilities.
While this workshop is offered at the Midwest Veterinary Conference, you do not have to be attending the MVC to participate, and there is no additional fee for OVMA members or individuals from their staff. This workshop is worth one hour of non-scientific CE credit.
Please register for this workshop online. The deadline to register for this program is Feb. 18.
This year’s event, set to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 30, will focus on two emerging issues for the livestock industries, which coincidentally have been the focus of debate in Ohio – handling of disabled or non-ambulatory animals, and euthanasia.
The featured presenter of the Symposium will be Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University and well-known animal handling expert.
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The National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) is implementing changes to its program, effective Feb. 1. These changes have been in development since 2004 and are intended to address the needs of the increasingly complex and fast-paced world of animal health, business, trade, and travel.
In January 2010, veterinarians will receive their biennial renewal application from the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board. (Veterinary licenses in Ohio renew in even numbered years, and technician registration occurs in odd numbered years). The license renewal and accompanying fee of $155 is due by March 1. Those in academia or with a government diagnostic laboratory who have obtained a limited license will not renew until later (July 1).