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Ohio lawmaker aims to change local taxes
GOP Rep. Grossman say Ohio municipal taxes are too complicated
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Republican lawmakers in the Ohio Legislature are sponsoring a bill that they say would simplify municipal tax structures throughout the state.

Rep. Cheryl Grossman says thes bill is necessary because local taxes are too complicated.

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“Ohio has the unpleasant distinction of having the most complicated and unfriendly tax system in the entire nation,” Grossman says. “No other state comes close to having more than 600 cities utilizing more than 300 different forms, deadlines and definitions for municipal income-tax collection. Ohio is the only state in the nation where municipalities set their own rules and regulations.”

Grossman says many businesses don’t choose to locate in Ohio because of the local tax structure.

She says this bill would make Ohio more tax friendly, especially for the state’s small businesses.

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