Lawmakers Propose Changing Municipal Tax Codes

Apr 16, 2013

Two Republican state lawmakers say they want to make changes in the tax system used by cities.

State Representative Cheryl Grossman of Grove City says Ohio is one of 10 states where municipalities impose an income tax, thus Ohio has the most complicated system in the country.

Ohio cities and villages are allowed to create their own definitions of what is taxable and to create their own forms. Grossman says that means there are three hundred forms in use by municipalities. The bill she and another lawmaker are proposing has support from government and business groups, but it failed to get through the last session of the General Assembly. Grossman is hoping some changes will help it get passed in this session.