State Sales Tax

Reminder for Franklin and Putnam County Residents and Businesses

(December 26, 2013)  As part of the budget bill passed in June of 2013, the Ohio sales tax rate was raised from 5.5% to 5.75% effective on September 1, 2013. That being said, with the addition of local sales tax rate changes, county rates were altered as well. Franklin County’s sale tax will increase from 7.00% to 7.50%, effective January 1, 2014 and Putnam County’s sales tax will decrease from 7.25% to 7.00%, effective January 1, 2014. For a full list of 2013 and 2014 tax changes please review the Department of Taxation tax information.

Legislative Update

(March 7, 2013)  OGA continues to engage legislative leaders and members concerning the potential devastating affect the expansion of the state sales tax on various services will have on the grocery industry. Over the course of the past two weeks we have met with over twenty House and Senate members outlining the negative impact these additional taxes will have on our members and their businesses. Many of the members expressed similar hesitancy with the sales tax expansion and we are hopeful a legislative fix will occur while the budget is being deliberated in the legislature.

To adequately express the financial impact on the grocery industry we need your involvement. As we continue to meet with legislators we need to know your annual credit processing fees and your annual expenses on advertising and marketing services. You can email Kristin Mullins  with these numbers or any additional questions.

Ohio Grocer Association
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