R.I.P. Ohio Estate Tax: 1893-2012

Kasich Repeals Ohio Estate Tax!

Ohio Estate Tax R.I.P. (1893-2012)

Dear Patriot,

Liberty rings in Ohio as the Ohio House, the Ohio Senate and Governor John Kasich have ended Ohio’s Estate Tax (Death Tax) effective January 1, 2013. Often called the worst Estate Tax in the United States–because of the small threshold amount where the tax starts– the entire Ohio Government sent a clear message to twelve million Ohioans that Ohio is open for business and we will not put our state economy at a competitive disadvantage with an Estate Tax that drives capital and jobs out of Ohio.

Governor John Kasich Senate President Tom Niehaus Speaker William Batchelder
Governor John Kasich Senate President Tom Niehaus Speaker William Batchelder

The repeal of this tax is an enormous accomplishment which would not have been possible without the efforts of many. Governor John Kasich was the first to speak out about the detriments of the Ohio Estate Tax in 2009. Speaker William Batchelder of the Ohio House held strong from day one recognizing the problems with Ohio’s Estate Tax on the Economy and the need for it to end. Senate President Tom Niehaus fought against difficult odds as many communities and townships resisted the end of this tax. The Entire Republican Party of the State of Ohio was resolute in voicing to leadership the importance of sparing thousands of future Ohio families from this unjust tax.

The Great Seal of the State of Ohio

Core constituency groups around Ohio have stepped up over the last two years and lobbied to end the tax. Major contributing groups are The Ohio Farm Bureau, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers, the Ohio Christian Alliance, the Ohio Manufacturer’s Association, the Ohio Funeral Director’s Association, COAST, Americans for Prosperity, The National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Tax Reform, and The American Family Business Institute, and 1851 Center for Constitutional Law.

The repeal of the tax simply would not have happened without the large grassroots support of Tea Party and Liberty groups that canvassed the entire state of Ohio in the summer of 2010 and collected 84,000+ petition signatures to bring this issue to the forefront of debate. The repeal of the tax will send one of the first important signals that the Tea Party movement and grassroots citizens will influence government and limit the growth of government in Ohio.

Representative Ron Amstutz, Chairman House Finance Committee, Estate Tax Leaders Dan Regenold and Ron Alban, and Representative Cheryl Grossman (right) congratulation Speaker Batchelder

Representative Ron Amstutz, Chairman House Finance Committee, Estate Tax Leaders Dan Regenold and Ron Alban, and Representative Cheryl Grossman (right) congratulation Speaker Batchelder who claimed, “Ending Ohio’s Estate Tax was a hard battle–but very necessary for our reform of Ohio.”

(not pictured Estate Tax Leader Jack Boyle)

A Major Tax is gone! Celebrate in the success of this repeal and know we thank you all for this concrete accomplishment which would not have happened without your help.

Regards and thanks for your help!

Jack Boyle Ron Alban Dan Regenold

Leadership Team:

Jack Boyle, jackboyle@endohioestatetax.com

Ron Alban, rona@endohioestatetax.com

Dan Regenold, dregenold@endohioestatetax.com