Governor Proposes Increases in Sales and Other Taxes


Governor Kasich would pay for his proposed personal income tax decrease with a concomitant increase in sales and other taxes. The increases in the sales and other taxes would total about $3.1 million. The sales tax rate would increase by 1/2% to 6.25%. The sales tax base would expand to additional services such as television subscriptions, elective cosmetic surgery, lobbying, landscape design, interior design and decorating, travel package and tours and repossession services. The budget proposes to increase the state’s severance tax on oil and gas and raise taxes on cigarettes, beer and wine. Speaker Cliff Rosenberger stated that he is not keen on any “tax shifting.”  1/30/2017