© 2022 WKSU
Public Radio News for Northeast Ohio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Community Legal Aid's Double Taxation Lawsuit Against the State Enters Mediation

tax form
Community Legal Aid's lawsuit against the state of Ohio alleging double taxation practices is entering mediation.

A lawsuit over Ohio citizens being double taxed is headed for mediation. Community Legal Aid filed the suit against the state over practices they claim cost mostly low-income Ohioans twice the state income tax they should have been paying.

The lawsuit filed earlier this month claims the state doesn’t properly credit taxpayers’ accounts when their employers pay the state income tax, which is required under state law.

Advocacy Director Rachel Nader is hopeful they can reach an outcome that benefits all Ohioans.

Nader wants policies that will properly credit all taxpayers' accounts

“Well, the best-case scenario for us would be that the state would be able to implement policies and procedures that would properly credit every taxpayer’s account, just not the two clients that we’re representing.”

Nader hopes mediation can begin within the next two months. Mediation will include all parties, including Legal Aid’s clients, Ohio Tax Commissioner Jeff McClain and Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague.

Abigail Bottar is a junior at Kent State University. She is pursuing a major in political science with a concentration in American politics and minors in history and women's studies. Additionally, Abigail is starting her second semester copy editing for The Burr.