State Rep. Al Cutrona (R-Canfield) has been working to provide property tax relief for the people of Mahoning County, and Statehouse action is moving that effort forward. Today, House Bill 187 passed through the House Ways and Means Committee, which is legislation that modifies procedures used by the tax commissioner to conduct property tax sales assessment ratio studies.
“I’ve been working efficiently and effectively with the committee chair and members to move this bill forward,” Cutrona said. “With detrimental inflation and other costs on our taxpayers, it’s critical we avoid having another burdensome tax increase on Ohio families here in Mahoning County. I’m pushing to get this issue resolved to provide property tax relief for people of the Valley and across Ohio.”
Known as the “Ohio Homeowners Relief Act,” the legislation was introduced as a result of steep property tax increase projects for 13 Ohio counties. If enacted, the legislation puts a pause on the valuation increases on property owners in Mahoning County and the other counties.
Cutrona has previously noted the Department of Taxation is unfortunately using the most costly and egregious method to increase property valuations on residents.
House Bill 187 had its fifth hearing today in the Ohio House before it was approved. The legislation now awaits a vote on the House floor.