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Ohio Sales Tax increases on September 1, 2013

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  • #98521

    News
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    Quote:
    NOTICE OF INCREASE IN STATE SALES AND USE TAX RATE

    STATE RATE INCREASES FROM 5.5% TO 5.75%

    EFFECTIVE SEPT. 1, 2013

    The state sales tax rate on the storage, use or other consumption of tangible personal property or services and retail sales made on or after Sept. 1, 2013 is 5.75%. Please note that all local Ohio jurisdictions impose a local sales and use tax in addition to the state rate. The Ohio Department of Taxation provides a database of sales and use tax rates called the Finder, which can be queried either by address or by ZIP code.

    http://www.tax.ohio.gov/sales_and_use/rate_changes.aspx

    The Finder is available at this link:

    https://thefinder.tax.ohio.gov/StreamlineSalesTaxWeb/Default.aspx

    #549877

    Analogue Kid
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    Yay tax increase to pay for wealthy peoples income tax cut!

    #549878

    Mike Hansen
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    Analogue Kid said:
    Yay tax increase to pay for wealthy peoples income tax cut!

    That was a tax cut for the job creators!

    #549879

    Mike Hansen
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    #549880

    Twixlen
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    Mike Hansen said:
    That was a tax cut for the job creators!

    If only they were actually creating jobs!

    #549881

    joev
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    If a Republican is going to raise taxes, it has to be regressive and quiet.

    #549882

    Rockmastermike
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    Creating even more incentive for everyone to buy everything from Amazon. That’ll sure create a lot of jobs, here, Chester. Way to go!

    #549883

    Graybeak
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    Rockmastermike said:
    Creating even more incentive for everyone to buy everything from Amazon. That’ll sure create a lot of jobs, here, Chester. Way to go!

    Except now they are pushing to get sales tax collected there as well, instead of the “Usage Tax” honor system that has been working so well up to now.

    #549884

    Rockmastermike
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    Graybeak said:
    Except now they are pushing to get sales tax collected there as well, instead of the “Usage Tax” honor system that has been working so well up to now.

    yep. they’ve been pushing that on/off for years. maybe it’ll happen. maybe not. as of this point it’s not.

    #549885

    Jman4ever
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    Graybeak said:
    Except now they are pushing to get sales tax collected there as well, instead of the “Usage Tax” honor system that has been working so well up to now.

    I do a ton of taxes. I have processed 3 returns where someone has reported their use tax “honorably”

    eta—
    As a note, if you spend 30,000 per year in taxable goods and services,
    Prior to this hike you would have paid 2,025.00 (30,000 x 6.75%)
    After this hike you would have paid 2,100.00 (30,000 x 7.00%)
    Total increase 75.00

    Now if you have 30,000 in Ohio Taxable Income, and barring credits
    In 2012 your income tax was 891.50
    In 2013 your income tax will be 712.73

    A savings of 178.77

    Sources

    2013 est tax table

    2012 tax table

    #549886

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    Another change in this year’s state budget was applying the sales tax to digital downloads. Effective January 1, 2014.

    #549887

    Graybeak
    Participant

    Semi-related.
    If only there was some other large influx of funds into the county coffers that could pay for such needs.

    Franklin County Sales Tax Hike to pay for jail and morgue

    Franklin County commissioners say they’ll vote next month to increase the county’s sales tax, though they’re still debating the amount.

    “Had (the state and federal cuts) not happened, we would not be here having this conversation,” O’Grady said.

    Commissioners expect to vote on a tax increase by the end of September so it can take effect by Jan. 1. They’ll announce public hearings this week.

    Commissioners can enact the tax without voter approval.

    If all three commissioners approve the increase, voters wouldn’t be able to place an initiative on the ballot to overturn it until November 2014, Brown said, meaning the tax would be collected for at least a year.

    #549888

    Schoolboy
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    Ummmm… how is this not a good thing?

    We decrease taxes on those that actually make a living by WORKING.
    In return increase taxes on purchasing.

    Unfortunately, the sales tax increase also includes the unemployed and retirees, which I do see a major flaw there. In my opinion, food stamps etc… should be given immediately to those unemployed with an income below a certain amount because they deserve it the most. That’s just me.

    I have zero sympathy for people who choose not to work. Sorry. Yes, that includes students. When I went to college I worked full time and schooled almost double time. So that’s not an excuse not to work. I have “career” students as relatives right now, and it makes me sick.

    The benefits outweigh the negatives.

    #549889

    NDaEast
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    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/08/29/mayor-fears-sales-tax-may-hurt-school-levy.html

    Local Government Insider: Mayor fears sales tax may hurt school levy

    “There’s a lot of tax talk floating around right now, and Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman worries about its effect on the November election — particularly for the Columbus City Schools levy.

    He is so concerned, City Hall sources say, that he wanted the Franklin County commissioners to delay an announcement of a planned increase in the county sales-tax rate until after the election.

    They did not.”

    That is absolutely trifling behavior by the Mayor. This whole CEC fiasco is founded on dishonesty — this is just one more piece of evidence to that point. Nobody should vote for a levy founded on fallacy, as so much of this is.

    The Mayor now makes the third public official on the proposed “Selection Committee” that will oversee the proposed “Independent Auditor” position that is willing to obfuscate truth. First, Andy Ginther, who ignored and apparently deep-sixed the audit of enrollment data after whistle blower complaints to him in 2004 (by firing the Auditor who was set to investigating, and not ensuring that this Board-approved audit was completed over the next two years he Chaired the Audit and Accountability Committee. Second, current Board Chair Carol Perkins who has done more to damage the Board’s credibility than any other person, by frustrating and delaying investigations, holding unlawful non-public meetings, and generally being a pain. And third, the Mayor who has just proven how much he would politicize his dealings with CCS. There is nothing good that will come of this levy/bond/Ballot Issue. Vote NO on Issues 50 and 51. If you want to join the loyal opposition, please see wwww.NoCheatersNoChartersColumbus.org

    #549890

    News
    Participant

    Press Release:
    Wednesday, August 28, 2013
    COUNTY TO HOLD SERIES OF THREE PUBLIC HEARINGS TO DISCUSS CHANGING THE COUNTY SALES AND USE TAX RATE

    Today, Franklin County Commissioners announced that they will hold three separate public hearings during the month of September to discuss a change to the County’s Sales and Use Tax rate. The announcement comes after the completion of an external review of county finances by a 9-member panel which recognized that Franklin County is well-managed. The Panel recommended the County take action to protect its double-Triple A credit rating and address the impact of the State’s drastic cuts in the Local Government Fund. While the Panel did not evaluate or make recommendations on how to meet future and pressing community needs, Commissioners recognize that Franklin County – the fastest growing County in the state – has increasing needs and remain committed to ensuring the economic growth and security of the entire Franklin County community.

    The hearings are open to the public. Testimony may be provided in person during the hearings or submitted to the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, 373 South High Street, 26th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

    The public hearing schedule is:

    Monday, September 9, 2013 at 5:30 pm in the Franklin County Government Center Auditorium,

    373 South High Street, 1st Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 6 pm in the Community Room at Mid-Ohio Foodbank,

    3960 Brookham Drive, Grove City, Ohio 43123

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 9 am in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room,

    Franklin County Government Center, 373 South High Street, 26th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215

    For more information on the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, log on to: http://www.franklincountyohio.gov/commissioners

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