If you pay a city or village income tax that’s automatically withheld from your paycheck, you probably don’t give this particular tax much thought. But plenty of people in Columbus are thinking about municipal income taxes.
The result may be changes in who collects these taxes and how much your city ultimately is paid.
Reps. Cheryl Grossman, R-Grove City; Michael Henne, R-Clayton; and John Barnes Jr., D-Cleveland; are exploring the possibility of writing a bill that would require all cities and villages to adopt one uniform set of rules covering deductions, definition of income, filing procedures, appeals, penalties and other aspects of tax collection.
The idea has the support of the Municipal Income Tax Uniformity Coalition, which includes the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Business/Ohio and other business groups. The Municipal League advocates a “balanced” approach to standardization that helps business “without causing the already strained budgets of Ohio’s municipalities even greater harm.”
Tax Partner David L. Groves writes in favor of centralizing collection of local income taxes across the state. Click here to read his article.