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Ohio State Representatives Introduce Legislation Aiming to Ease Financial Burden of Raising Children
Two Ohio Republican state representatives have introduced legislation to ease the financial burden on Ohio families raising children.
House Bill (HB) 118, known as the Baby Products Tax Exemption Bill, sponsored by State Representatives Nick Santucci (R-Howland Twp.) and Melanie Miller (R-City of Ashland), aims to exempt certain baby products from the sales and use tax.
According to Miller, the legislation tries to recognize the challenges that families in Ohio face raising children and to alleviate some of the financial challenges.
“The Baby Products Tax Exemption Bill recognizes the challenges Ohio families face in raising children and aims to alleviate their financial burden. By providing tax exemptions for essential baby products, we hope to encourage people to stay in Ohio as we work to invest in our families,” Miller said.
The measure suggests exempting some baby products from sales and use taxes, including diapers for children, car seats, cribs, strollers, baby carriers, and baby monitors. The exemption will lessen the cost of raising children for Ohio families. Additionally, by removing the sales tax on these goods, Ohio families would have easier access to their kids’ health and well-being necessities.
Miller (pictured above, left) further points out that at a time when taxes and inflation have been a burden on Ohioans, the law is a step in the right direction toward helping Ohio families and enhancing the lives of young children.
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