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Group opposes tax provision in Ohio’s proposed budget

A travel association is opposing provisions in Ohio’s proposed budget that would apply the state sales and use tax and local hotel occupancy tax to the fees charged by travel agents. The taxes would apply to agents both online and those throughout Ohio, Stephen Shur, president of the Travel Technology Association, said in prepared testimony. “This provision represents a new tax on services in Ohio and an expansion of the sales and use tax to services as