Push to get rid of estate tax in Ohio

Wed, Sep 9 2009 — Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Another effort is under way to kill what critics call Ohio’s “death tax.” The state chapter of Americans for Prosperity is leading a push for an initiated statute to repeal Ohio’s estate tax, which is paid on residents’ estates that are valued at $338,333 or more after they die. The tax isn’t needed and causes individuals and businesses to relocate to other states that do not have an estate tax, said John F. Boyle Jr., president of the group’s Ohio chapter. “This drives jobs out of Ohio, bottom line,” he said.