Under Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s proposed sales-tax expansion plan, Ohioans may soon be paying sales tax on music downloads, parking garages and even funerals.
Following a request from the Columbus Dispatch, the governor’s office released a comprehensive list of what would be included under the expansion.
“Essentially, the tax would be assessed on all but about 40 of types of economic activity,” the Dispatch reported.
To offset the broad expansion of sales tax collection, the governor proposes to reduce the state sales-tax rate from 5.5 to 5 percent starting in September. Applied broadly, the sales tax is expected raise $1.8 billion a year in revenue.