Among the issues that were not addressed during the Ohio General Assembly’s lame duck session were the proposed changes to the House Bill 197‘s income tax withholding laws. Among other things, HB 197 allows companies to continue to withhold employee income taxes from their main place of business while the state of emergency for COVID-19 is in place. As the pandemic has continued, this provision has come under heavy attack from some legislators and others.
An OMA working group was heavily involved in the crafting of HB 197, advocating to keep the withholding provision in place. It is anticipated that this issue will be addressed in the first half of 2021. If you are interested in learning more, email Rob Brundrett at the OMA. 12/23/2020