COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court last week agreed to hear a case seeking to bar the state from applying its Commercial Activities Tax to supermarkets and wholesalers.
The Ohio Grocers Association filed a lawsuit in 2006 against the state for applying the tax, which the OGA argues is barred by the state’s constitution from being applied to supermarkets.
“We are not surprised to hear of the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision today to hear our case,” the OGA said in a prepared statement last week. “We look forward to a ruling upholding the unanimous decision of the Court of Appeals that imposing the CAT on the sale of food is prohibited by the Ohio Constitution.”
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