Fri March 8, 2013
Former Tax Commissioner Talks About Sales Tax Plan
Some Ohio lawmakers continue to hear testimony opposing Governor John Kasich’s proposal to apply a 5 percent state sales tax and local piggy-back taxes to 80 goods and services.
Those include movie tickets, cable TV, haircuts, parking, travel agents, public relations, lobbying, legal services, bookkeeping, and accounting. Former Ohio Tax Commissioner Tom Zaino currently represents 20-thousand Certified Public Accountants. Zaino tells Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen most of the increase would fall on the shoulders of businesses.
Former Ohio Tax Commissioner Tom Zaino is helping CPA’s fight a proposal to apply a 5 percent state sales tax to 80 goods and services. Backers of the plan, including Current Tax Commissioner Joe Testa, say the proceeds could be used to help pay for a state income tax cut, and could help small businesses expand and hire more workers.