Toledo Mayor Opposes Proposed State Tax Changes

(Columbus, OH) Toledo's mayor is among those already opposing an effort  by the state to collect local income taxes.

Ohio’s tax commissioner wants a controversial change in the way businesses file taxes. The move would change the process from the local level to the state level, as part of the governor's state budget proposal. 

Right now, businesses file net profit taxes through the municipality where they work. The change would have businesses file using the Department of Taxation’s Ohio Business Gateway, where the state would retain a one percent service fee before dispersing tax proceeds to municipalities. 

Toledo mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson has testified against the measure, claiming it would cost the Glass City $200,000 per year in fees.

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