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Ohio Bill Seeks To Repeal COVID-19 Remote Withholding Rules

By Jaqueline McCool · August 12, 2020, 3:24 PM EDT

A bill introduced in the Ohio Senate would repeal withholding requirements from a portion of the state's coronavirus relief law that allows municipalities to tax former commuters who now work from home as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

S.B. 352 would repeal Section 29 of the bill that was enacted earlier this year as a result of the state of emergency declared by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on March 9. S.B. 352, which was introduced Tuesday by Sen. Kristina Roegner, R-Hudson, would no longer require employers to collect withholding tax in the municipality of the workplace's physical office if the employees are working from home. 

--Editing by Tim Ruel.

Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the governmental bodies imposing the tax. The error has been corrected. 

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