Ohio Chamber of Commerce Opposing Sales Tax Reform
By Sam Shriver, Multimedia Video Journalist - bio | email
Reforming the state's sales tax is appearing to be a bumpy ride as lobbyists representing groups affected by the changes are objecting to parts of the governor's plan.
Sam Shriver has more on an Ohio Chamber of Commerce effort to protect small businesses.
For Lima Allen County Chamber of Commerce president Jed Metzger, representing small business owners is what they do.
The Ohio Chamber of Commerce has come out against governor John Kasich's restructuring of the sales tax, adding categories of businesses that will have to pay taxes, in exchange for an overall lower state sales tax rate.
Phil Buell, a member of the chamber legislative committee is concerned about how the tax changes affect small businesses.
State senator Keith Faber believes they can find a fair solution as the legislation, now in the Ohio house, makes its way to the Ohio senate.
The state legislature has until June 30th to work out a plan the governor can sign into law.