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Speaker Says Ohio House Budget Will Include Change to Small Business Tax Deduction

photo of Larry Householder
KAREN KASLER
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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU
Speaker Larry Householder in January 2019.

The House version of the budget comes out Thursday, and it’ll include a change to a controversial deduction that allows some small businesses to take up to a quarter of a million dollars in income tax-free. 

Speaker Larry Householder said he wants to take that small business tax deduction from the first $250,000 in income down to $100,000 – which he said still provides incentives for small businesses to reinvest.

“We think that when you get above that number, it starts to stray a little bit and we’re probably taking care of some folks that are putting it in the bank or putting it in their pocket," he said.

Democrats have been calling for a change in this deduction for years, saying that it’s been allowing many one-person businesses and partnerships to take billions in tax credits without creating any jobs.