COLUMBUS—State Representative Wes Retherford (R-Hamilton) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation granting certain veterans’ organizations an exemption from property taxes.

House Bill 24, sponsored by Rep. Tim Ginter (R-Salem), expands a current tax exemption for property to qualifying 501(c)(4) veterans’ organizations that are exempt from federal income tax. Property that is not used for meetings, administrative needs, or to provide programs or services is excluded from this exemption.

“As a life member of the DAV, I fully understand and have witnessed the important role they play in assisting our nation’s disabled veterans,” said Retherford. “Ensuring them the same nonprofit tax exemption as other service organizations will allow them to use more of their own resources towards their mission. I applaud the House for their support of this wonderful organization and of their support for our national heroes.”

House Bill 24 now heads to the Ohio Senate for consideration.

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