Ohio

The percentage of property tax revenues that support local schools in Ohio has shifted dramatically from the business community to homeowners and farmers over the last two decades, according to a study by the Education Tax Policy Institute in Columbus. Read More

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The deal the city of Cincinnati offered GE to locate up to 2,000 jobs at The Banks is the most lucrative job-incentive package the city has ever offered, according to two sources with knowledge of the deal. Read More

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Much like in professional football, every Stark County property owner owns a challenge flag. Football coaches throw their flags when they disagree with a call; landowners can use their challenges if they disagree with the county auditor’s value of their property.  Read More

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The city of Columbus bypassed $8.3 million in property taxes in 2013 as part of a 12-year-old effort to increase the number of people living Downtown. Read More

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Federal Hocking Local School District has 30 days to respond to a ruling that Holzer Clinic of Athens is eligible for tax-exempt status, but the likelihood of overturning that decision appears slim. Read More

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 Roughly one-third of Cuyahoga County's property tax bills for 2013 weren't mailed until Dec. 30, making it harder for taxpayers to pay their obligations by the end of the year so as to claim them as deductions on their 2013 tax forms. Read More

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 Should land that is owned by a church and is open to public recreation be tax exempt? That’s the question that we had to answer in a case that came before us here – at the Ohio Supreme Court.Read More

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 The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium board voted last night to put a permanent, 1.25-mill property-tax issue on the May ballot, the first time that board members have asked for a continuing levy. Read More

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Holmes County Auditor Jackie McKee is warning property owners to beware of companies offering to assist with valuation appeals. Multiple companies have mailed letters to residents saying they could be overpaying their taxes because "the County" value of their property might be in error. Read More

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Since the passage of the state budget in June, our office has received many questions from residents of Berea, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville regarding the provisions of the property tax rollback and the Homestead Exemption included in House Bill 59. Read More

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The two-year state budget that started in July eliminates a 12.5-percent rollback on property taxes and cuts the number of people eligible for the Homestead credit. Read More

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A Springfield company given a tax break five years ago to grow jobs in the area will lose its abatement after failing to meet projected benchmarks in hiring and investments, according to city documents. Read More

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Many Ohioans didn't realize the state was picking up as much as 12.5 percent of their local property tax bills, one Senate Republican recently said. Read More
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Westlake City Council approved a 10-year, 75 percent tax abatement for Hyland Software recently, and while this sounds like a good deal, the package did not please everyone. Read More

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An outside healthcare consultant will help Hamilton County determine if any of its property taxes can be reduced now that the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is law. Read More

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Local governments will get a little more than $4.3 billion from the state in fiscal year 2014, about $517 million less than they did in 2011. Read More

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A state lawmaker wants to provide a tax break to property owners who home-school their children. Read More

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The owner of the massive, but struggling, Forest Fair Village mall owes Butler and Hamilton counties millions in unpaid property taxes. Read More

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Medina County property owners who sustained damage during this week's storms may be entitled to a reduction in property. Read More

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An Ohio lawmaker wants to provide a tax break to property owners who home-school their children. Read More

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