Court dismisses municipalities’ HB 49 tax lawsuit

February 26, 2018 By Sarah Sole
This Week Community News

The Ohio Department of Taxation may proceed with the collection of businesses’ municipal-net-profit taxes, according to a recent ruling in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

The case thrown out Feb. 21 by Judge David Cain was related to a lawsuit by more than 160 municipalities -- including most of central Ohio -- against the state.

The state constitution “makes it clear that the General Assembly has the power to pass laws to limit the power of municipalities to levy taxes,” Cain said.

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