Manufacturing-Related Tax Provisions in State Budget

The Ohio House and Senate this week settled their differences on tax issues in the two-year operating budget, House Bill 166. Included in the final language were two priorities of the OMA Tax Committee, as well as a provision that was a priority for Ohio’s general business community. Thank you to the members who worked on these efforts.


Key tax provisions affecting manufacturers include:

The budget does eliminate lawyers and lobbyists from taking advantage of the income tax deduction — a provision that could have unintended consequences for manufacturers, especially those who employ in-house counsel. The OMA will continue to study the issue to determine the impacts on manufacturers. 7/17/2019