State Representatives Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) and Wes Retherford (R-Hamilton) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of House Bill 311, legislation that corrects and modifies recent amendments to Ohio’s tax laws.

Specifically, House Bill 311 will:
• Clarify that a person who is eligible for the homestead exemption without income limits can continue to receive that exemption if the person’s homestead changes
• Clarify that a taxpayer may deduct retirement pay from service in the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) or Public Health Service (PHS) for taxable years beginning in 2013
• Authorize taxpayers who are eligible to claim a portion of a corporation franchise tax credit for tax year 2014 for rehabilitating historic buildings to instead claim the credit at the end of tax year 2013 before the credit expires

“I am pleased to see this important legislation move forward,” said Rep. Boose. “Making these necessary changes is important to providing greater clarity in our tax code and to ensure that Ohio tax law remains up to date.”

“I applaud the House’s passage of House Bill 311, which will improve Ohio’s tax laws to better serve Ohioans,” said Rep. Retherford. “I was honored to jointly sponsor this legislation with Rep. Boose and am pleased that my colleagues in the House support it as well.”

House Bill 311 passed from the House with unanimous support. The legislation will now move to the Ohio Senate.

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