Ohio is generating momentum with more than 122,000 jobs created since January 2011, and is experiencing lower unemployment rates (7.0%).
A business-friendly tax environment is an absolute must in today’s economy. In Ohio, we’re doing something about it. Ohio’s five-year tax reform has lowered business tax burdens by more than half, eliminating taxes on inventory, corporate income and investments in equipment.
Ohio has a business-minded governor who understands the realities of a competitive market. Paying taxes is the responsibility of every business — it helps strengthen our people and our state. But it shouldn’t prevent entrepreneurs and established business alike from doing what they do best.
Improvements in Ohio’s business climate have been recognized by CEO’s in the most recent survey conducted by Chief Executive Magazine. CEO’s rated Ohio as the most improved state in terms of places to do business.
Ohio won’t tax your profits.
We’ve eliminated corporate income and franchise taxes. Zero tax on corporate income means reduced operating costs and enhanced profit margins for your business.
No taxes on new machinery and equipment.
We want your profits to soar, so when you invest in greater productivity, your business will have zero tax liability surrounding that investment.
Zero tax burden on inventory.
Operating costs can drop significantly as a result of Ohio’s inventory tax policy. If your business holds inventory in Ohio, it’s completely tax free.
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Ohio doesn’t impose a tax on goods or services sold outside of our state. If you ship 100% of your product outside of Ohio, your Commercial Activities Tax (CAT) is zero.
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Entrepreneurs will love this: Your first $1 million in gross receipts can be tax-free in Ohio.
Our flat tax is easier.
Flat tax paid if your sales are between $150,000 and $1 million.
Read More And Compare
A new report by the Quantitative Economics and Statistics Practices (QUEST) of Ernst & Young in conjunction with the Council On State Taxation (COST), ranks Ohio as third in the nation for friendliest tax environment. The study, “Competitiveness of state and local business taxes on new investment,” provides a state-by-state comparison of tax liabilities.
The top five states ranked with the lowest effective tax rate on new investment are: (1) Maine (3.0%); (2) Oregon (3.8%); (3) Ohio (4.4%); (4) Wisconsin (4.5%); and (5) Illinois (4.6%). The highest ETRs on new investment are found in: (1) New Mexico (16.6%); (2) District of Columbia (16.6%); (3) Rhode Island (11.5%); (4) Kansas (11.2%); and (5) Louisiana (11.1%).
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