The midst of a pandemic is not the time to elevate taxes on Ohio’s battling modest businesses

In an Oct. 26 letter, Policy Matters Ohio is significant of Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof for his statement on not boosting earnings taxes (“Wealthiest ought to pay fair share to enable in recession”). Obhof understands we are unable to tax our way out of this pandemic or to prosperity.

The assault on Ohio’s Business Trader Deduction asserts the federal government much better understands how to shell out funds than business owners. Let us go away it to our small business proprietors to reinvest in their companies, offer you extra rewards and wages to their personnel, and develop.

Throughout the pandemic, Ohio small enterprises like mine have endured ample. The Countrywide Federation of Unbiased Enterprise, the state’s leading modest business enterprise corporation, documented at a current meeting I attended that most smaller business enterprise house owners have witnessed a important decline of income, numerous more than 50%. A range have shut their doorways fully. Raising taxes on business owners is one of the worst factors that could come about to the state’s financial system, especially through an economically devastating pandemic.

Smaller small business entrepreneurs have pitched in to hold their consumers and personnel as secure as probable through these uncertain situations. Let’s not make these times even much more unsure by altering the tax framework of the point out.

Kirk K. Meurer,

Cleveland

Kirk K. Meurer is president of Modular Devices Specialists Inc. in Cleveland.