Some businesses that work in different communities say current system is a major headache
Businesses complain that Ohio's local income tax system creates headaches and needs to be changed. The Ohio House passed a bill this week to do just that.
Plumbers and contractors, which work in several different cities for short periods of time, currently have to file with each of those communities. They say it is burdensome and expensive.
Under House Bill 5, businesses would have to work in a community for 20 days before taxes would be collected. It also allows businesses to carry forward losses to offset future taxes.
Supporters say the changes are needed and make Ohio more competitive for attracting jobs.