Legislature Removes Board of Tax Appeals Direct Appeal to Supreme Court


During final state budget negotiations the conference committee amended a Senate provision which eliminated the direct appeal to the Supreme Court of Ohio from cases decided by the Board of Tax Appeals (BTA). In a letter to House and Senate leaders, the OMA stated that it could not support the elimination of this important appeal. Instead of removing the provision, the conferees amended the provision to permit a party to request that a BTA appeal be transferred to the Supreme Court of Ohio if the appeal involves a “substantial constitutional question or a question of great general or public interest.” 6/28/2017