Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio Studies Centralizing Local Tax Collections
Ohio cities and towns are resisting an idea being studied by the Kasich administration, to have the state collect local taxes.
Tax Commissioner Joseph Testa tells The Columbus Dispatch that the state’s current web of municipal taxes is too complex and bad for business.
The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants last year recommended that the state look into centralizing local tax collections, possibly by piggybacking them on state tax returns.
Testa says his department is “in the investigating stage.”
The Ohio Municipal League opposes the concept of centralizedÂ local taxation. League legislative representative Kent Scarrett says communities are concerned that they’d wind up losing revenue.