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Ohio tax plan hits concerts, sports, even bowling

February 18, 2013 • Business


FILE – In this April 17, 2009 file photo, guests ride on the new Diamondback roller coaster during a VIP preview at Kings Island Amusement Park in Mason, Ohio. Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand Ohio’s sales tax might take some of the fun out of going to concerts, high school football games and amusement parks. Kasich wants to cut the state’s overall sales-tax rate while also applying the lower 5 percent tax on new things like bowling alleys, pool halls, circuses and arcade games. Admission to fairs, museums, and theme parks would come under Ohio’s sales tax for the first time. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Expanding Ohio’s sales tax might take some of the fun out of going to concerts, football games and amusement parks.

Gov. John Kasich wants to cut the state’s overall sales-tax rate while also putting the lower 5 percent sales tax on a long list of new items that include circuses, arcade games and carnival rides.

Admission to fairs, museums, and theme parks would fall under Ohio’s sales tax for the first time too. So would tickets to pro, college and high school games.

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