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Ohio may widen potential sources of income

February 18, 2013

Those who frequent bowling alleys, sporting events or hair salons might soon find themselves paying sales tax for these services. Gov. John Kasich’s new two-year, $6....

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Feb-20-13 10:07 AM

Melowese Richardson, a poll worker of Cinci Oh is being investigated for admitting that she voted 6 times for the VP and Obummer in 2012.Absentee voted for herself, 2 or 3 kids and sisters for a total of 6 votes plus she voted in person for herself.

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Feb-19-13 7:47 AM

How much is someones "Fair Share" to pay in taxes ?

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Feb-19-13 6:10 AM

(stiif) I know it not about bowling it about a local business that because of the rise in cost of utilities has had to raise it prices per game to the point where It's harder for a family to go and bowl like they use to. Which in turn already has hurt business any added cost would only hurt it more.

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Feb-18-13 9:04 PM

That is only on the federal level. Do that with the state income taxes and we would be getting a bigger bang for our tax buck. Yes, some CPA's will have to find work for the entire year minus tax season if the filing process is simplified. It will never happen because the rich people are represented by both parties and are influencing their votes because they know they are getting a great deal. Oneill, You should not assume that because the views of a person on a certain subject are so and so that they are totally left or right. Some of us feel there is good in both party views as long as people do not degrade each others opinions.

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Feb-18-13 8:16 PM

No one is gonna convince me that we couldn't take the 10 billion dollars that it cost us to run the IRS in 2005 and deposit it in Social Security and other assistance programs to give the poor a cost of living raise. Then start charging say 2 percent income tax on every dollar spent. Golf balls, supper out, bowling, vacations everything, . The rich will spend a proportional amount on taxes. If they spend 10 grand, they will pay 2% in taxes. What $200?If a retired person spends $1000 a month, they will spend $20 in taxes. This would relieve the landowners of paying for levies also and spread the burden out some.

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Feb-18-13 5:27 PM

I am "that age". I didn't buy one gun during the Bush era cause he is not as great a salesperson as your people are. I am glad you are entertained.

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Feb-18-13 5:20 PM

My daddy died when I was 8 years old. He was 40.

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Feb-18-13 5:13 PM

No they aint. I got me some good high, kicking boots on !!!

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Feb-18-13 5:10 PM

Whatsa matter Oneill, aint likin the idea that yer govment retirement check and other peoples public assistance checks would go more toward taxes if it were a sales tax.!??? Welcome back to the workingstiff and working mans real world where we work all our lives breaking our backs to fund everyone elses leisure time, knowing there will be none for us when we are of that age.!!!I thought you were concerned about this state of the country??

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Feb-18-13 5:03 PM

That pesky little yaapp yaapping ankle biter is back..

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Feb-18-13 3:31 PM

I agree- a flat tax or straight 2 percent sales tax would be better than what we have now. We are wasting billions of dollars on maintaining the IRS and they do not even locate enough lost revenue to justify their own existance. Filling out your tax return on a postcard would be cool. I earned how much? Paid how much tax? You owe this or are due this amount back. Done deal - send it in..

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Feb-18-13 3:25 PM

BabsM: 7% in Washington Co. To those who want a fair/flat tax plan, it will never happen, Columbus, and D.C., why it even causes friction in Washington Co. about how to divide the taxes that are supposed to rightfully come to the townships.

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Feb-18-13 3:17 PM

If a certain Corporation pays 35% in taxes, yet receives an IRS tax check they are not EFFECTIVELY paying 35%. In 2010 37 of the largest corporations in America paid no income taxes and received 7.8 billion in rebates. When measured as a percentage of total GDP, over the last three fiscal years, “total corporate income tax payments fell to only 1.16 percent of the GDP … a new sustained record low since World War II.

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Feb-18-13 3:13 PM

sunbird--It's not the sales tax that gets passed on to the consumer from the BUSINESSES--that goes straight to the state to be distributed. When we have to add sales tax to our customers' invoices, we don't get that money, we're being tax collectors for the state. Now, where additional costs to businesses potentially may come that may get passed down to consumers is the additional amount WE'LL pay for services when those businesses have to charge sales tax. For example, if we pay an accountant $250 a month to do payroll and payroll taxes for us, in Summit Co. we'll have to pay an extra 6.5% (I don't know what sales tax is in Wash. Co.) for that service.

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Feb-18-13 3:02 PM

DA: Only low wage earners get more from the govt than they pay in.True to a point, 1 they still pay taxes that go to D.C. not going to mention them at nauseum, as they have been posted too many times. 2 the percentage of taxes they pay more directly affects them, it is simple math.

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Feb-18-13 2:57 PM

Uh-oh, heeeeres Johnny that tax and spend liberal, what was the overall increase from first bi-annual budget to this one, and what was the increase from when Ted was governor, all these increases in service fees, while cutting municipal and township budgets. Must be hard increasing ohio senate wages and inner circle cabinet wages and raising taxes on any and all who pay for it.

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Feb-18-13 2:22 PM

They shouldn't tax TV Cable (at least SuddenLink) because they charge way too much even without any extra channels - such as movie channels- and that tax would fall onto cable subscribers.

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Feb-18-13 2:17 PM

Businesses (services) will just pass along the tax to the consumers, as always.

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Feb-18-13 1:24 PM

Hawk, You are cras & blindly wrong! Kasich is lowering an out of balance rate, & to ensure that their endless spending doesn't run up a larger negative; he is including previoulsy exempted areas of commerce.

Get a clue dude

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Feb-18-13 1:14 PM

How's that Kasich thing working out for you fellows now?? Enjoy..

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Feb-18-13 12:24 PM

Currently all businesses collecting state tax cut a quarterly check to the state at .055 They get to simply adjust their registers down to .050, while the now included businesses get to use that extra button on their cash registers. They now have to program their machines to add .050 to the sale of their goods.

@Josh: Absolutely a consumption tax is needed. Only when the sales tax is gone though. Too many on the left want both. That is economic suicide. Gee, exactly what those kind want for us.

Might as well fix the fed tax code as well.. Make every one pay something. That means the poor who always cashes in on credits. How can someone get money back who never pays? Zero tax liability, but manages to get money back for paying zero in tax?

Everyone pay a flat .18? If that doesnt' work, then tweak it up a 1/4 point at a time. Do away with credits, deductions, & itemizations for eveyone.

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Feb-18-13 12:09 PM

@jac: I remember them telling us to accept lottery so that the old & school children would never suffer. Nothing about doing away with the sales tax.

Anyway, expanding sales tax to protected classes while lowering it all together is a good thing. Lowering it makes the state more competitive with its surrounding peers, & throws a larger net for others to jump in & make up the difference. Also, it must be noted that a sales tax is different than raising a tax on businesses. This is a tax on us, not them. There should be no passing it along. Con't.....

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Feb-18-13 12:06 PM

I notice that the lefties who usually opost are strangely quiet on this issue. lol What a quandry they are in....they hate the Gov. but he is doing what they like.

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Feb-18-13 10:15 AM

JoshBrown: Do you remember when we were told pass having a lottery and there will be no state income tax? Then they passed the state income tax and they still want more.

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Feb-18-13 10:07 AM

Has the indoor tanning industry closed up shops due to the tax from Obamacare?

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