Tax Structure Study Committee to hold public hearing at UT

September 9, 2011 | Events, UToday
By Staff

The University of Toledo will host a public hearing Monday, Sept. 12, for area residents to speak to Ohio House of Representatives about the state’s tax climate.

The Ohio House’s bipartisan Tax Structure Study Committee will hold the hearing at 11 a.m. in the Scott Park Campus of Energy and Innovation Auditorium.

“I appreciate that the Tax Study Committee has prioritized northwest Ohio and is holding a hearing in Toledo,” Ohio Rep. Barbara Sears said. “The committee’s purpose highlight’s that we are taking our mission seriously of reviewing state revenue and expenditures, and ensuring that they are collected and spent appropriately. Ultimately, ensuring that the tax code works for Ohioans also ensures that government doesn’t impede businesses from creating jobs.”

The hearing will serve to give the people of Ohio an opportunity to speak to the Ohio House of Representatives on the state’s tax climate. Specifically, the forum will cover three areas of the tax code: the commercial activity tax, the sales and use tax, and tax expenditures.

Upon completing the necessary research, the committee intends to put forth an executive summary and possible recommendations for the legislature. All residents of Toledo and Lucas County who are interested in voicing their opinions on Ohio’s tax structure are encouraged to attend the hearing.

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