Ohio minor league team swings for tax exemption

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio’s minor league ballclubs is making a pitch for a sales-tax exemption.

Operators of the Toledo Mud Hens want state lawmakers to allow them to be exempt from paying taxes on purchases.

The club is formed not-for-profit corporation and hasn’t traditionally paid sales taxes.

But it now has an overdue tax bill of a half-million dollars after the Ohio Department of Taxation ruled they were not exempt from the sales tax.

The club has appealed the decision.

The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/11IiVST ) in Toledo reports that an Ohio Senate committee this past week added an amendment that would exempt the team from paying sales taxes on purchases and wipe out the overdue bill.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

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