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Ohio tax changes kick in Sunday

August 30, 2013

LISBON — Starting Sunday, it will cost more to make everyday purchases in Ohio and Columbiana County, but at the same time workers will also begin to pay less in state income taxes. Sept....

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WatchDog

Aug-30-13 11:25 AM

When it comes to spinning tax hikes, you have to love how they play it to pacify the taxpayers. They even try to soften the blow by putting out the first phase of...hey..."we're giving but taking" in the same breath saga. Then they don't tell you about phase 2, as in what happens on January 1st. As in ...the effort to level the playing field with items sold in stores, magazine subscriptions and digital products will be subject to the sales and use tax!

Digital products...apps, movies, music, books, subscriptions, etc. etc. From Cell phones to Ipads. Any electronic devices you own. Netflix, Hulu, etc... online shopping. You name it is going to be TAXED TAXED TAXED. Can't wait to see the public reaction to that one when that one hits the fan.

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WatchDog

Aug-30-13 11:28 AM

And to think, all this would have been avoided if our infamous legislators wouldn't have shot down and rejected Gov. Kasich’s original proposal to lower the sales tax to 5 percent but apply it to a host of new items. If Kasich’s plan had been approved, the tax would have applied to things like pet grooming, bail bond fees, bowling alleys, cable TV services, funeral services, garbage collection and professional services from accountants, architects, engineers and public relations providers.

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WatchDog

Aug-30-13 11:37 AM

When it comes to the fury of Jan 1 unleashed. I wonder who will take the brunt? County or State? In other words, will the taxpayers be furious enough to find out who the legislative greedies were and eliminate them at the polls? Or will the taxpayers just go after the County sales tax and even the tax burden that way? Maybe both!

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rpmwwe

Aug-30-13 1:09 PM

think where they get us is we have multiple taxes that periodically and individually take a little bit at a time. Most people don't get irate, or even notice, when subtle and incremental increases occur with all the various taxes. Sales tax goes up .25% and then six months later real estate tax goes up $50 per year. Then there's that 9 cent increase on your phone bill titled something other than "tax" because the phone company isn't allowed to pass on their taxes to you. How about that annual trip to the BMV? The list goes on and on.

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rpmwwe

Aug-30-13 1:10 PM

Therefore, I suggest we either do away with all taxes except a sales tax, or we do away with all taxes and replace them with a residency tax that is based on the value of the property where a person resides (not necessarily owns). We will all then see just how much we are taxed and that just may cause more people to start asking questions.

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EATTHERICH

Aug-31-13 9:19 AM

just another way the state is balancing the state budget on the backs of local governments.

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rpmwwe

Aug-31-13 12:56 PM

"Looters"

That's hilarious! I like it! From here on out that will be the proper and official terminology.

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