Mission Statement and Customer Service Standards of the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals

The mission of the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, as Ohio’s administrative tax court, is to provide taxpayers and taxing authorities with an accessible, fair and efficient appeals process and to resolve appeals in a timely and judicious manner by facilitating settlement or by issuing comprehensive written decisions, which are based upon Ohio statutes, case law, and board precedent.
The board strives to provide the highest level of customer service possible, and has established the following standards:
1. Establish case management schedules at the time an appeal is docketed in the board's case management system
2. Provide real-time case updates via electronic communication to registered users of the board's online case management system
3. While prohibited from providing legal advice to potential or active parties to an appeal, the board strives to provide thorough educational content on the tax appeals process, and access to relevant forms in an electronic format
Kathleen Crowley

Executive Director Kathleen Crowley

Kathleen Crowley was hired as the Executive Director of the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals in November, 2014. Prior to her service with the board, Ms. Crowley served in various administrative and legal capacities for local governments in the central Ohio area. She has also worked in the private sector coordinating the financing of large-scale development projects. Ms. Crowley holds a BA degree from Wheeling Jesuit University, and a Juris Doctorate from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.





David Harbarger

David Harbarger

David Harbarger brings over 40 years of law experience to the Board. Mr. Harbarger’s areas of expertise include municipal law, property development and charitable organizations. Mr. Harbarger served as the Law Director for two local communities. Mr. Harbarger is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army.




Jasmine Clements

Jasmine Clements

Jasmine Clements was appointed by Gov. John Kasich to the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals in April, 2015.  Ms. Clements brings more than a decade of legal experience in government and private sector representation.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting) and a Juris Doctorate from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.







Jeff Caswell

Jeff Caswell

Jeff Caswell is an active CPA and is the Chief Financial Officer of a Central Ohio based manufacturing and services firm. Mr. Caswell started his career in public accounting where he worked on tax filings and audit assurance engagements. Post public accounting, his focus in finance and accounting has been with companies across a wide spectrum of industry and size from SEC registrant to small privately held businesses. Mr. Caswell earned his Accounting degree from Miami University and his Masters in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. He and his family reside in Upper Arlington, Ohio.





Board Meetings

The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) holds board meetings at  11:00 a.m. on the date of the meeting. For 2020, the BTA has meetings scheduled on the following dates:

calendar-icon January 17,  2020

calendar-icon February 12, 2020

calendar-icon March 12, 2020     

calendar-icon April 24, 2020 

calendar-icon May 15, 2020   

calendar-icon June 9, 2020   

calendar-icon July 15, 2020   

calendar-iconAugust 13, 2020 

calendar-icon September 18, 2020  

calendar-icon October 15, 2020            

calendar-icon November 20, 2020              Due to COVID 19 the Board meeting will be telephonic. Call in number 614-230-0229 Meeting ID 554913  

calendar-icon December 10, 2020

Any changes to the BTA’s board meeting schedule will be reflected on the front page of this website in advance of the meeting.

Annual Report

Pursuant to R.C. 149.01, the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals is required to file an annual report with the Governor’s office, the Secretary of State and the State Library of the State of Ohio , on August 1st of every year. This report summarizes the official acts of the board for the previous year, and offers any suggestions and recommendations that are proper for the upcoming year. 

Click Here to Download the Current BTA Annual Report