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This tax season the state of Ohio is no longer accepting bitcoin as a form of payment from businesses and Ohio's attorney general is making it clear that he's firmly against the idea of using cryptocurrency to pay taxes.

A screenshot of the site, now showing a message saying it's been suspended.

After less than a year and a handful of transactions, the website that was allowing Ohioans to pay taxes in bitcoin has been shut down by state treasurer Robert Sprague.

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The state has been allowing people to pay 23 kinds of taxes in the digital currency bitcoin for almost three months, in an effort to establish Ohio as a leader in blockchain technology.

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Ohio is now the first in the country to allow payments in the digital currency bitcoin from businesses paying 23 kinds of taxes – from commercial activity taxes to gas and cigarette taxes to sales taxes to employee withholding taxes.