By Michael Hartley, Vice President, Government Relations
Today the Columbus Chamber came out in support of the income tax cut plan proposed by Governor Kasich. Why? Small business drives the private sector, and 75 percent of small businesses pay all their taxes through the state income tax. The proposed plan would cut Ohio’s state income tax, which will benefit small business in Central Ohio.
This move was taken after a thorough process involving the Chamber’s Government Affairs Steering Committee, Small Business Council and Executive Committee.
Advocacy always has been a core focus of the Chamber, and we will continue to work with our elected officials to create the best possible business environment for our members.
The Chamber has taken the lead on this issue as the first organization to come out in public support of the tax cut plan. For months you have heard the term the “new Columbus Chamber,” and this move represents part of that philosophy. With today’s announcement, the Columbus Chamber has assumed the role as a public policy and opinion leader. Moving forward you will continue to see the Chamber out front taking the lead on the issues important to the business community in Central Ohio.
Now, you tell us. How would the income tax reduction affect your business? What other regulatory issues are important to you now? We’re eager to hear your feedback.