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Ohio City Backs Taxpayer in Cincinnati Telecommuter Tax Dispute

July 25, 2022, 9:23 PM

The city of Lebanon, Ohio, is backing a taxpayer’s constitutional challenge to Cincinnati’s income tax on telecommuters working for in-city employers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Ohio Supreme Court should strike down Cincinnati’s telecommuter tax, thereby protecting Lebanon “residents from unfair taxation and more justly allocating tax funds to municipalities which continued to provide services through one of the more trying times in our state’s history,” according to the Cincinnati suburb’s amicus brief filed Monday by City Attorney Mark S. Yurick.

The suit challenges emergency legislation enacted in response to the pandemic that permits taxpayers to be deemed to ...