News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Knight Foundation

Metro RTA

Don Drumm Studios


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


Ohio's big shift: Income vs. sales taxes
Gov. Kasich has provided just a partial breakout on the changes he has in mind.
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


Reporter
Bill Cohen
 
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Under a major tax-overhaul Gov. John Kasich has proposed, Ohioans would save money with a phased-in 20 percent cut in the state income tax. But, depending on what they buy, they’d face a 5 percent sales tax on services that were never taxed before.

If you’ve been trying to figure out whether you’d be a net financial winner or loser, you’re not alone. Statehouse Correspondent Bill Cohen has been wondering the same thing.

COHEN: Kasich is providing only partial estimates.

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:12)


Part of the equation, the savings part under the income tax cut, is fairly simple to solve. The Ohio Department of Taxation has charts showing how much money the average family of four, with two wage-earners, would save with the income tax cut.

Those with yearly adjusted gross income of $40,000 would save $133. Those with an income of $105,000 would save $662. And those with an income of $250,000 would save nearly $2,400.

But how much of those savings would be eaten up by people paying sales tax for the first time on many services?

That question is tougher to answer. That requires assumptions about how many movie tickets, sports tickets, cable TV services, haircuts, parking lot fees and other services a typical family buys in a year. That's because those are among the services that would be taxed for the first time.

The Ohio tax department is not providing those estimates, but a liberal think-tank opposed to this massive tax shift, is working on some calculations. 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

The Black Keys guitar tech's moment in the spotlight
Nice job, Vivian. It's always nice to hear about the unsung heroes getting their due! Thank you, Chuck Johnston (Full disclosure - I'm a friend of the Carney fa...

Akron's Tuba Christmas: A resounding blast of holiday spirit
Nice piece, Vivian! Looking forward to hearing you move from flute to tuba on Saturday. Love hearing your interviews and this seemed extra special since I kno...

Cleveland Hugo Boss workers are fighting for their jobs again
Bro. Ginard; I support your effert to keep your jobs, I understand all about concesions, I was a Union offical from 1965 until 1991 and the company th...

Asian Carp control could benefit from bill passed by House, heading to the Senate
help me fight the battle against invasive carp by method of harvest

Ohio's Portman supports lifting limits on party political money
If Portman was legitimately concerned about outside groups influence on elections he would have supported the DISCLOSE act. Instead he helped block it being bro...

Study shows trade with China has cost more than 3 million U.S. jobs
I disagree with James Dorn! If we don't change the playing field and make it a fair competition the whole US industry will be weaker and weaker. Eventually all ...

Video of Cleveland police shooting a 12-year-old is critical to the investigation
While I think this is a very unfortunate, the fact is that police are trained to aim for the large mass of a human to stop them. If they aimed for the leg it w...

Wayne County teacher says he was fired for criticizing dairy
This is bull crap Smithville Schools have changed ever since the new school I'm so ashamed at the district I wish I could pick my house up and move it to anothe...

White Castle is closing its five Northeast Ohio restaurants
you should open a white castle in logan ohio.i'm pretty sure you disappointed,thank you...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University