Tax Breaks

EverPower officials continue to negotiate with Logan County Commissioners over the construction of a wind farm that would stretch from Hardin to Logan counties.

Two bills have been introduced in the state legislature that would significantly increase the value of the Ohio Film Tax Credit.

Cincinnati-based Kroger says its fourth-quarter profit was 559 million dollars, exceeding Wall Street expectations.

A new study by the progressive-leaning think tank Policy Matters Ohio shows the state gives out billions of dollars in tax breaks with little oversight.

Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich  wants more state income tax cuts in a year that saw certain small-business taxes reduced to zero and across-the-board reductions statewide.

Columbus City Council last night approved a ten-year, 15 million dollar tax break for Children’s Hospital to add 2 thousand jobs as part of its 189 million dollar expansion.

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has awarded tax breaks to five companies that promise to create 630 central Ohio jobs. 

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve 7.3 million dollars in tax breaks for three private businesses, including one mentioned by Mayor Michael Coleman in his State of the City address. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 9.7 million dollar contract to build a new bridge on West Fifth Avenue over the Scioto River.

Columbus City Council last night approved 3.2 million dollars in tax breaks for a German auto parts maker to expand its plant on South 3rd Street on the South Side.

Columbus City Council last night approved tax breaks for three private businesses.

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 150 thousand dollars to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who was accidentally shot by police officers in the Arena District in July of 2012.

The Ohio Ethics Commission has ruled a tax break deal struck last year with Findlay-based Marathon Petroleum posed a potential conflict of interest for two directors of JobsOhio, the privatized economic-development entity spearheaded by Republican Governor John Kasich.

Columbus City Council last night approved a 35 thousand dollar legal settlement with a man who claimed he was the victim of excessive use of force by a Columbus police officer during the Arnold Classic in March of last year.

Dublin Officials Mulling Tax Breaks For Amazon

Sep 11, 2014

The city of Dublin is considering offering Amazon 500 thousand dollars in tax breaks to build a data center there.

Seattle-based online retailer Zulily is getting a 12 year, 75 percent state income tax break to open a temporary call center in suburban Columbus.

State Handing Out More Business Tax Breaks

Jul 8, 2014

An Ohio Department of Taxation report shows since 2012 the amount of tax credits given to businesses promising to create and retain jobs has been rising.

Columbus City Council last night approved the sale of 485 million dollars worth of bonds to fund infrastructure projects.

Columbus City Council last night approved two tax breaks for a profitable private company to locate at Port Columbus.

The village of New Albany is giving retailer L Brands a full property tax abatement for 15 years to build a new 175 million dollar facility on Smith's Mill Road.