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Ohio: House Rejects Proposed Sales Tax Changes


 Many tax changes are in the House Ohio budget proposal.

The Ohio House Finance Committee praised many aspects of the Governor Kasich’s budget proposal, particularly its focus on “areas that matter most to Ohioans.” However, the substitute version recently approved by both the committee and the full House does not include the governor’s proposed sales tax changes.

The Kasich plan sought to both increase the sales tax rate and expand sales tax to many currently exempt services. Under the House plan, the Ohio state sales tax would remain at 5.75% and “it would remain constant” (Forbes). Governor Kasich is not happy about it, calling their rejection of tax reform "a missed opportunity that, if allowed to remain, would erode our improving economic climate."

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.