tax

Wealthy state lawmakers to gain from income tax cuts in budget 

BY: and - July 9, 2021

Some of the wealthiest state lawmakers stand to save thousands of dollars annually on their taxes thanks to changes they enacted in the state budget.  Lawmakers lowered tax rates for all income earners and raised the minimum threshold at which Ohioans pay taxes on their income.  They also eliminated the top bracket (previously $221,300 and […]

Scrap tires and alcoholic bingo: The Ohio budget’s most obscure items

BY: - July 9, 2021

The new state budget allocates billions of dollars to necessary public services, but you have to flip to page 1,326 to find the part about buying to-go cocktails. Tucked between groundbreaking investments in broadband internet and children’s services, this provision lets Ohioans purchase drinks for “off-premises consumption,” so long as the drink is not any […]

State budget blocks cities from taxing grocery bags

BY: - June 29, 2021

A budget proposal passed by both chambers of the legislature on Monday would prohibit cities from applying taxes to single-use, plastic grocery bags. The budget, passed Monday night by both the House and Senate, makes permanent a temporary ban on cities from applying the taxes, which are designed to cut down on the 14.5 million […]

Senate budget blocks cities from taxing plastic bags

BY: - June 18, 2021

The Ohio Senate slid into its state budget proposal a provision to make permanent a temporary ban that blocks cities from taxing the use of plastic grocery bags. Ohio Republicans since at least 2018 have tried to short-circuit cities from restricting the use of disposable, plastic grocery bags. Last year, Gov. Mike DeWine signed into […]

Ohio House eyes tax cut for manufacturing industry

BY: - January 29, 2020

State House lawmakers are considering a tax cut aimed at the manufacturing industry. Like most states, Ohio does not impose a sales tax on industrial machinery. House Bill 440, however, would scrap a tax on the sale of labor from staffing agencies to manufacturers, so long as the agencies provide workers who operate industrial machinery […]

Senate GOP seeks to anchor down historic low income tax rates

BY: - January 22, 2020

Senate Republicans are pushing a constitutional change to make it significantly harder to raise income tax rates, which are at their lowest points since Ronald Reagan was president.  The Senate Ways and Means Committee held its first hearing on Senate Joint Resolution 3 on Tuesday, which would require a supermajority vote in both the state […]