Municipal Income Tax Reform Introduced: Making Ohio More Business Friendly

House Bill 5, a municipal income tax reform bill, was introduced in Ohio House for the 130th General Assembly.  The Bill was first introduced in the 2012, 129th General Assembly as House Bill 601.  This bill would improve Ohio’s business climate by establishing uniform rules for withholding and taxation among all Ohio cities.  The Columbus Chamber worked alongside 19 other organizations as part of the Municipal Income Tax Uniformity Coalition to research and advocate for adequate changes to the current system. For more information about HB 5 and the Municipal Income Tax Uniformity Coalition’s efforts please read more. Click here for House Bill 5 as introduced. For a summary of House Bill 5, click here.


Past Updates

Ballot Issue Watch – November 2012 Election  (October 2012)

June Progress   (June 2012)

Main MBR, Education, Energy, Site Ohio, Environment  (June 2012)

Scrap Metal SB193  (May 2012)

EPA Omnibus Regulations Reform Bill, Department of Development, Education/Workforce  (May 2012)

Site Selection, Municipal Tax Reform, Workers’ Comp Reform  (May 2012)

Legislation, Election Up-Date, and Testimonies  (March 2012)

Horse Show, Shared Services, State of the City  (February 2012)

Governor Kasich on Workforce Development  (February 2012)


Redesigning Ohio

Executive Summaryʉۢ Full Report

The Columbus Chamber, along with seven other Ohio metropolitan chambers of commerce and the Ohio Chamber, created a set of long-term recommendations to address the State’s fiscal crisis. The recommendations made in Redesigning Ohio are made based on common sense, not ideology. The Columbus Chamber is advocating for the recommendations made in this proposal to be fully implemented to transform Ohio’s government into a more efficient and sustainable institution.