A new map by the Tax Foundation illustrates Ohio’s competitiveness by comparing the combined federal and state corporate tax rates of all 50 states. Only six states — Ohio, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming — have no state corporate income tax. Corporations in these states are liable for only the federal tax rate of 21% (reduced from 35% by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act).
Fifteen years ago, the OMA helped lead the repeal of Ohio’s antiquated corporate franchise tax and tangible personal property tax. They were replaced with the manufacturing-friendly Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) — a gross receipts tax that imposes a single low rate of 0.26% on in-state sales, while out-of-state sales are exempt. 2/5/2020