Lawsuit Against House Bill 49 Dismissed

02/21/18 – 6:02 P.M.

The lawsuit against House Bill 49 allowing the state of Ohio to collect local business taxes has been dismissed. The Courier reports the Franklin County Common Pleas Court decided that an optional centralized filing system administered by the Ohio Department of Taxation is constitutional.

The City of Findlay was a part of the lawsuit. City officials are concerned about the management and timely distribution of the money as well as the accountability of the filings. They are also worried about losing the ability to audit.