COLUMBUS—The Ohio Senate today unanimously passed Senate Bill 235, sponsored by State Senator Kristina Roegner
(R-Hudson), designed to eliminate certain taxes on fees.
As the law stands now, many Ohioans actually have to pay sales tax on the fee charged to file their Ohio income taxes electronically. The state also currently taxes the fee we pay for processing paper work when buying a vehicle from a dealership. Roegner's bill would eliminate both of these double charges.
"The premise of this bill is quite simple," said Roegner. "There are taxes and there are fees; however to levy a tax on a fee is simply not right. It’s inconceivable that a person would have to pay sales tax on the fee charged to file their taxes online: That’s triple jeopardy.”
Roegner said eliminating them will save taxpayers a substantial amount of money.
"Today’s Senate passage of Senate Bill 235 takes us one step closer to the elimination of these two hidden taxes, which will save Ohioans over $32 million dollars per year."
The bill now goes to the House for consideration. For more information on Senate Bill 235, click here