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$636M Income Tax Cut, $528M Pass-Through Hike, Clear Ohio House

May 9, 2019, 7:56 PM

A bill cutting Ohio personal income taxes by $636 million, funded largely through tax hikes on pass-through entity owners, has cleared the Ohio House.

The May 9 bipartisan vote (85-9) advances the House’s operating budget bill to the GOP-controlled Senate, where the measure is likely to undergo significant changes. Several business groups, including the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants oppose the bill’s $528 million tax increase on pass-through entity business income.

The bill was praised by House members who saw the shift as a compromise. Democrats wanted a reduction of the state’s pass-through ...

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