Study: 80% of Ohio Municipalities Expected to See Sales Tax Revenue Loss Due to COVID-19

Ohio municipalities that rely on retail sales taxes from apparel, vehicle sales, restaurants, and tourism could see as much as a 50% decline in tax revenue because of the pandemic. That’s the finding of a new study by Yas Motoyama, an assistant professor of city and regional planning at The Ohio State University.

Motoyama’s projections show that more than 80% of the analyzed municipalities will experience some revenue loss, while about 18% communities could see an increase. 8/18/2020