Ottawa Joins List Of Communities Suing Ohio Over Income Tax Collections

11/14/17 – 5:37 A.M.

Ottawa is joining a growing list of Ohio communities suing the state over income tax collections. The Lima News reports Ottawa Village Council voted 4 to 2 Monday to allow Mayor Dean Meyer to join the suit. The litigation challenges the constitutionality of new rules that let the state collect municipal income taxes.

The change in Ohio law also allows the state to take a fee out of the income taxes before returning the money to municipalities.

Meyer expressed concerns that the state might not give grants to towns that join the suit.

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