Ohio – Hamilton County Commissioners Raise Sales Tax 0.25%

Hamilton County shoppers were supposed to get a break in April when a special tax to fund Union Terminal renovations expires.

Instead, the three-person Hamilton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to permanently extend that 0.25% sales tax to help stave off a looming budget deficit.

That means the county’s sales tax rate, instead of dropping to 6.75%, will remain at 7%.

Commission president Denise Driehaus said the increase will allow the county to provide basic safety services in areas such as the jail, the courts and the coroner’s office.

For the full story: Cincinnati.com

by hannah k. sparling
Oct 15, 2019