Court dismisses municipalities’ HB 49 tax lawsuit
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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