Taxes

Politics
12:04 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Brown-Mandel Divide Evident In Tax Stances

This election season the nation's eyes are on Ohio - and not just the presidential battlefront. They're also watching the hot contest between Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Josh Mandel. It's one of a handful races that could determine whether the Democrats hold onto their slim majority in the U.S. Senate. Like most campaigns the candidates are either short on details or sing only one song about what they'd do to fix things. That's particularly true on the issue of taxes. Bill Rice of Ohio Public Radio Station WCPN reports.

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Around the Miami Valley
8:04 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Montgomery County Sues Fannie, Freddie Over Taxes

County officials in southwest Ohio have filed a class action lawsuit against two mortgage giants they say owe millions in unpaid taxes.

Montgomery County officials filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday that says Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac wrongfully claimed various exemptions to avoid paying transfer taxes to state counties.

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Statewide News
8:03 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Ohio Supreme Court to Decide If Tax Can Be Applied to Gasoline Sales

The Ohio Supreme Court will again have to decide whether a state tax, the commercial activities tax – also known as the CAT, that was created in 2005 can apply to a specific product.

The suit was filed by an excavating company, and it was joined by truckers, builders and contractors.  Anthony Ehler said the constitution requires money from taxes on motor vehicle owners and operators go to roads. Since CAT revenues go to schools, local governments and the state general fund, Ehler said lawmakers couldn’t put the CAT on gasoline sales.

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Statewide News
9:45 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Ohio Kicks off 2012 Construction Season

Joseph Lee Novak

Ohiohas launched its $1.8 billion road construction season for 2012 involving about 800 projects to preserve existing roadways and bridges.

Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray announced the plans Tuesday, noting $1.6 billion more is needed for additional phases of 35 major new expansion projects.

The department says the 800 projects include resurfacing 3,700 miles of interstate and state routes and repairs or upgrades to several bridges, culverts, guardrails, interchanges and hillsides.

Statewide News
12:05 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Ohio County Court Tries to Recoup $63M in Costs

The court clerk in Ohio's largest county is making changes to help recover more than $63 million in court fines, fees and other costs that people failed to pay.

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