Ohio Press Network: Ohio Ranks 9th in Country for Highest Tax Rates
"We've had a so-called Republican governor for the past four years and our tax system is still one of the highest and least competitive in the country."
The tax filing deadline is just weeks away - and for millions of Ohioans it will feel like they're living in a blue state. A stunning new report from WalletHub shared by the Ohio Press Network found that Ohio "ranks in the top 10 for having the most expensive state taxes." According to WalletHub, the average household in Ohio will pay more than $8,000 in state and local taxes this year, thousands more than other conservative states and only slightly lower than blue states like Illinois.
Similarly, a recent report by the Tax Foundation found that Ohio's income tax is one of the top ten worst in the country. Ohio was ranked 41st when DeWine took office in 2019. Ohio is still ranked 41st today, meaning DeWine has done virtually nothing to make Ohio more competitive. "States that score poorly on this component tend to have high tax rates and very progressive bracket structures," the Tax Foundation concluded.
Jim Renacci released the following statement:
"It's absurd that we've had a so-called Republican governor for the past four years and our tax system is still one of the highest and least competitive in the country. We have to make our state one of the most desirable places to work and create jobs, and that starts by cutting our tax code and getting our spending under control. As Governor, I'll get to work overhauling our tax code and budget to make Ohio's economy great again."