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Open Ohio for Business: Reform the municipal income tax now

In Ohio a married couple filing joint with two children makes on average $73,000. Their Ohio income tax for calendar year 2011 was $1,843.70. Their Ohio income tax for calendar year 2016 will be $1,487.51; this is a reduction of $356.19 or 19.3%.

As for the city income tax, in Kettering the income tax rate went from 1.75 percent to 2.25 percent on January 1st, 2007 (Section 191.03 A).

If you calculate the median income of $46,259 the tax owed would be $1,040.83. Prior to 2007 it would have been $809.53, this represents an annual increase of $231.30. Mayor Don Patterson was who advocated for the increase in taxes saying that he wanted Kettering to mirror Dayton.

The groups for which pay zero income tax is plentiful. Military pay or allowances isn’t taxed. The income of religious, fraternal, charitable, scientific, literary or educational institutions isn’t taxed; also, the personal earnings of all individuals under eighteen years of age.

If I were in charge, I would reverse the income tax increase back to 1.75% to help lessen the tax burden for the citizens of Kettering.

Columbus Dispatch
Transforming Ohio

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