House Introduces Its Withholding Repeal Bill

This week Rep. Kris Jordan (R-Ostrander) introduced House Bill 754 which would repeal Sec. 29 from House Bill 197. That section has allowed manufacturers and other Ohio businesses to continue withholding employee income tax from the company’s principal location and not employees’ home jurisdictions.

With many Ohioans working remotely due to COVID-19, the General Assembly acted wisely to save businesses the burden, expense and compliance nightmare of revamping their tax systems in the midst of the pandemic.

The bill is a companion to Sen. Kristina Roegner’s (R-Hudson) Senate Bill 352 which also repeals Sec. 29. The provision has garnered attention as the pandemic continues to drive employers’ work-from-home policies.

The OMA is tracking the matter and will be discussing it in its November 18 Tax and Finance Committee. 9/3/2020