Because each municipality is different, with unique requirements, businesses providing goods or services in multiple jurisdictions are responsible for filing municipal income tax returns in potentially hundreds of municipalities.
With more than 600 municipalities in Ohio, a simplified code that is easier to understand and follow will lead to increased compliance with the law. Read the Summary of Key Provisions of HB 5.
Individuals and businesses spend an excessive amount of time and money complying with the law. HB 5 will relieve this administrative burden, freeing up resources that are better spent growing their businesses and supporting local communities.
"A long-needed simplification of Ohio’s overly burdensome municipal-tax code is one of the best, most-revolutionary things to come out of the lame-duck session of the legislature." The Columbus Dispatch, December 2014