Commercial Activities Tax

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8:04 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Ohio Supreme Court Says State Can’t Continue to Collect CAT on Fuel

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled the state cannot continue to a certain kind of tax money for non highway projects.

The state is spending about 140 million dollars each year that it gets from the commercial activities tax on fuel purchases for things that don’t involve highway maintenance and construction.  A couple of county engineers and some businesses thought that was a violation of the state constitution because, under it, tax money collected on fuel is to go for highway purposes. 

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