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.


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

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