Ohio High Court Upholds Centralized Local Income Tax Collection

Nov. 5, 2020, 5:16 PM

Multi-location Ohio businesses scored a huge victory in the Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday with a decision upholding the state’s centralized collection system for local business income tax.

But large cities scored a partial win, as the justices issued a series of opinions that found unconstitutional a state law provision that took 0.5% of the centralized system revenue as a “fee.”

The ruling means businesses can continue to file their local net profit taxes with the state, decimating the amount of money and work for chains, such as convenience stores, that might have to file in dozens or even hundreds ...

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