taxes

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 […]

Budget measure would undermine affordable housing for hundreds of thousands in Ohio, critics say

BY: - June 9, 2021

Scores of Ohio business and social service organizations are voicing opposition to a move by Senate President Matt Huffman to raise taxes on housing for the state’s poor. A spokesman for Huffman didn’t respond to a request for comment. But a measure that Huffman placed in the state budget would require county auditors to value […]

Ohio House

Ohio House passes state budget; here’s what to know

BY: - April 22, 2021

Ohio took a step closer toward a constitutional school funding model with the passage Wednesday of a two-year operating budget in the Ohio House of Representatives, a sweeping bill that also proposes an across-the-board income tax cut, a broadband internet expansion plan and more spending to aid businesses struggling from the pandemic. The House passed […]

House bill would ‘null’ and ‘void’ gun laws, court rulings that lawmakers oppose

BY: - April 15, 2021

Fourteen House Republicans signed onto legislation that would allow the state of Ohio to nix federal gun laws and court rulings that legislators deem to violate of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House Bill 62 would declare any federal law, executive order, administrative action, or court ruling to be “null, void, and of […]

GOP lawmakers seek to repeal tax on Ohio businesses

BY: - March 31, 2021

Some Republican lawmakers want to do away with an Ohio business tax that helps to fund state services. A new bill proposes to repeal Ohio’s “commercial activity tax” (CAT for short) by phasing it out over the next five years. This tax is levied on businesses with over $150,000 in yearly taxable gross receipts — […]

As state budget shortfall looms, Senate GOP seeks to tie down income tax rates

BY: - June 10, 2020

Facing a $1 billion coronavirus-shaped budget hole, an Ohio Senate committee passed a bill Tuesday to amend the state constitution to require a supermajority of lawmakers to agree on an income tax increase instead of a simple majority. Senate Joint Resolution 3, which itself would require supermajority votes in the House (66 of 99) and […]

Tax amnesty program passes Ohio House

BY: - May 21, 2020

 A bill to give temporary tax amnesty to delinquent payers was approved unanimously by the Ohio House Wednesday The amnesty program seeks to boost state revenues during the pandemic with tax payments that may not ordinarily be paid without an incentive. State Rep. Thomas West, D-Canton, sponsor of House Bill 609, said it is a […]

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 […]