MYTH: The coalition was not willing to compromise with municipalities.
FACT: The coalition held many meetings with interested stakeholders including city and village representatives over the course of several years. House Bill 5 specifically addresses many of the concerns voiced by cities and villages across Ohio.
MYTH: House Bill 5 is an attempt to impose centralized collection of municipal income tax.
FACT: Statewide, centralized collection is not part of House Bill 5, nor has it been a part of previous legislation to create a simpler, more uniform municipal tax system.
MYTH: The Coalition is seeking changes in municipal tax rates or attempting to dictate certain rates.
FACT: The current authority to set the local rate stays with the local government entity. The Municipal Tax Reform Coalition supports municipalities to continue setting their own tax rates.
MYTH : The Coalition wants to change the credit percentage (a.k.a. reciprocity) a resident city gives its residents for the municipal income tax paid by those residents to the city where they work
FACT: The Coalition made it clear the issue of reciprocity was a matter between a city and its residents and therefore is not a part of its municipal tax reform agenda.