Between 2005 and 2007, Ohio's per capita state tax burden has already fallen to 38th in the nation, from 27th, according to the Federation for Tax Administrators. When the new tax cuts are phased in, Ohio's business taxes will be the lowest in the Midwest.
I just moved from Ohio back to Tennessee. I will save about $5000 in state and local taxes. I'm glad that Strickland is trying to deal with this issue, but Ohio's taxes are way out of control. They have a state income tax - Tennessee does not. They have local income taxes - Tennessee does not. My property tax in Ohio was 2.5 times what I pay in Tennessee.
I think that he's not telling the whole tax story. Perhaps he's excluding county and municipality taxes and fees. And gasoline taxes (which are about 10 cents/gallon higher in Ohio than in Tennessee). At any rate, I'm doing much better in tax terms in Tennessee than I was in Ohio.
The only tax that's higher in Tennessee is the sales tax, but the difference isn't all that big.
posted on 09/06/2008 7:27:00 PM PDT
(Go, Sarah, Go!!)
Thanks to all for giving the low down on Ohio. I was born a Clevelander, and lived there 32 years, till I was laid off in 1988. My last knowledge of the state politically was when it was governed by Voinovich, who I believe did a better job at governor than he does as Senator.
Apparently the RINOs took over, and then were replaced by Democrats. That's rather like what happened in Illinois.
posted on 09/06/2008 8:06:40 PM PDT
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