COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Jeff Rezabek (R-Clayton) announced the passage of the Disaster Relief Act, legislation sponsored by Rep. Scott Ryan (R-Granville) that will exempt out-of-state businesses and employees from certain taxes when they come to Ohio for disaster-related work.


House Bill 133 will exempt communications and infrastructure companies, utilities, and other qualifying entities from state and municipal income taxes, state and local use taxes, the commercial activity tax, and occupational licensing requirements during a declared disaster. This exemption will allow businesses to deploy resources faster and more quickly make repairs.


“House Bill 133 is a common sense piece of legislation that is certainly timely given the natural disasters that have greatly impacted our country recently,” Rep. Rezabek said. “I want to thank Rep. Ryan for putting forth this legislation and look forward to seeing it move quickly in the Senate.”


The legislation comes in the wake of devastation incurred in other parts of the country by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. House Bill 133 will eliminate red tape for out-of-state companies looking to help in disaster work should a disaster occur in Ohio.


The bill now heads to the Ohio Senate for consideration.

 
 
 
  
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