The Oberlin Review

City Council President Ronnie Rimbert speaks at Monday’s City Council meeting.
Council passed a resolution opposing Governor John Kasich’s proposed 2017–
2018 budget, which proposes centralized collection of business income tax returns.

City Resists State’s Income-Tax Collection

April 7, 2017

City officials are staunchly resisting a recent proposal by Ohio Governor John Kasich that would give the state centralized control of each city’s business income tax. Local officials fear the program is a stepping-stone to state regulation of local matters, leading Oberlin City Council to pass a resolution in opposition to the proposed program at Monday's meeting. The city receives $7.5 million in income taxes each year, but only about $250,000 comes from business income tax. The tax money goes ...

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