Taxes

Around the Miami Valley
5:11 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Riverside vs. State of Ohio on Tax Issue

The state of Ohio wants a federal judge to dismiss the city of Riverside’s lawsuit that seeks to tax civilian employees and contractors who work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. 

Back in 2007, the city of Riverside announced it would begin collecting taxes on civilian employees who work on the portion of Wright-Patt that falls within Riverside city limits – that’s Area B.  Riverside’s lawsuit argues that an unconstitutional provision in Ohio's municipal income tax law prevents them from collecting taxes from those employees. 

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Statewide News
8:30 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Ohio Tax Plan Hits Concerts, Sports, Even Bowling

Gov. John Kasich's plan to expand Ohio's sales tax might take some of the fun out of going to concerts, high school football games and amusement parks.

Kasich wants to cut the state's overall sales-tax rate while also applying the lower 5 percent tax on new items like bowling alleys, pool halls, circuses and arcade games.

Admission to fairs, museums, and theme parks would come under Ohio's sales tax for the first time. So would tickets to pro, college and high school games.

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Politics
8:35 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Budget Gurus Analyze Kasich’s Second Budget Through Agreement and Argument

Gov. John Kasich has long said Ohio needs to be competitive when it comes to taxes – it’s his argument for lowering and eventually eliminating the state income tax. With both tax cuts and tax increases in it, along with the expansion of Medicaid, Kasich’s second budget has generated both praise and controversy.

Neil Clark was the chief financial officer for the Ohio Senate Republican Caucus in the 80s, and is an expert on budgets and taxes. He doesn’t have much love for the plan to levy sales taxes on services where there were no sales taxes before.

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Statewide News
1:15 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Tax Season Begins

January 30th was the start of tax season for many Americans, and IRS officials reminding tax-payers about credits and deductions to be aware of this season.  For WYSO, Jerry Kenney reports.

Jennifer Jenkins with the IRS says several tax deductions got a two year extension during the latest so-called fiscal cliff deal.  Among those getting a two year extension are the State and local sales tax itemized deduction for Schedule A [Form 1040] filers, and a Teacher-Educator Expense deduction.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:06 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Riverside Sues To Tax Base's Civilian Employees

The city of Riverside has gone to federal court in its fight to tax civilian employees and contractors who work on part of an air force base.

The  says a provision of Ohio's municipal income tax law that prevents it from collecting taxes from employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is unconstitutional.

The Dayton Daily News reports that Riverside says the law provides an arbitrary and unjustifiable tax exemption to some government employees and contractors.

Ohio argues the state is allowed to pass laws that restrict cities' taxing authority.

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