Ohio: House Rejects Proposed Sales Tax Changes
- Apr 24, 2015 | Gail Cole
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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