Rep. Peter Beck, R-Mason, a CPA and OSCPA member, will head to Cleveland State University Sept. 5 for the first municipal income tax reform meeting in northern Ohio. After holding two official hearings in the House Ways & Means Committee, Rep. Beck travelled earlier this month to Sharonville near Cincinnati where he met with business owners and municipality leaders. Over 100 people attended the August meeting.
“The desired outcome of this process is to hear everyone’s voice, to get their concerns and their issues on the table and talk about it,” Rep. Beck said.
Rep. Michael Henne, R-Clayton, and Mike Wilson, the Republican candidate for State Representative in Ohio’s 28th District, also attended the August meeting.
“We’re listening to the people who deal with municipal income tax on a daily basis, including business owners and tax administrators for different communities,” Rep. Henne said.
Wilson, a small business owner, attended the meeting to offer perspective on some of the challenges small businesses face in complying with Ohio’s municipal income tax code.
“They’re definitely the engine of job creation in Ohio and where we see the bulk of economic growth coming from over the next 10 years,” Wilson said. “We want to make sure that Ohio is a desirable place to do business.”
OSCPA’s top legislative priority this year is achieving meaningful, common sense reform to Ohio’s municipal income tax system. Visit OSCPA’s webpage on municipal tax reform for more information on how you can help drive this needed reform.
Watch a recap video from the August meeting to hear more from Rep. Beck, Rep. Henne and Mike Wilson.