One Ohio Now
Throughout the Ohio budget process, committee and sub-committees meet and hear testimony from community members, advocates, and policy experts. One Ohio Now testifies regularly on tax policy issues.
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Tax rankings fail to help legislators make smart investments and decisions to improve Ohio. We need to look at how to improve education, public safety, and the quality of life for all Ohioans.
It is a mistake to cut Ohio’s income tax – primarily benefiting the wealthiest Ohioans and raise Ohio’s sales tax – impacting middle and low income families the most.
The Ohio Earned Income Tax can help lift many who are working hard, but struggling to get by. We need to expand this credit to make it effective.
Since 2005, Ohio has consistently cut income taxes – primarily benefiting the wealthy – and shifting responsibility to the rest of us.
The wealthiest in Ohio pay a lower effective state and local tax rate than everyone else. We need a strong progressive income tax to provide equity to the tax structure.
Tax loopholes grew in HB 64, Ohio’s most recent budget, despite an ongoing desire by many to limit these expenses.
In late 2016, Ohio lawmakers passed HB9, requiring periodic review of these loopholes – some of which have been unreviewed for decades.
Time and again, research shows that people do not move out of a state just because of tax policy. Weather, family, and career are more likely.
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