State Senator Kris Jordan (R-Ostrander) today introduced legislation intended to reduce the income tax burden on Ohioans by prohibiting municipalities from taxing nonresidents.

In addition to paying federal and state income taxes, Ohioans are often responsible for paying income tax to two different municipalities— the one where they live and the other where they work. 

"By requiring Ohioans to pay income taxes to two municipalities when they can only vote in one, our government perpetuates a system of double taxation and taxation without representation," said Jordan. "This system violates the basic right to representation by asking people to pay taxes without a say in the rate or usage."

The "Pay Where You Vote" bill introduced by Jordan today would prohibit municipalities from taxing the income of citizens who live outside their borders. 

"Ohioans already carry the heavy burden of state and federal income taxes," added Jordan. "This legislation eliminates the flaw in our tax system that allows municipalities to add an additional and undemocratic burden."

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