To the Editor:
I would like to express my opposition to the proposed 1-percent income tax increase for the city of Reynoldsburg.
According to figures presented on a website the city funded with the sole purpose of trying to pass this tax increase ... only 6.9 percent of the residents of this fine city pay any income tax at all to the city. This hardly seems fair to ask these few residents to pay for all the services the city provides.
I think a fairer solution would be some kind of small increase in the income tax and a small reduction in the income tax credit, so that all residents will be paying for the services that all residents partake of.
A city income tax by its inherent nature is, in my opinion, one of the most unfair taxes any individual has to pay. If you live here, work here and take the time to vote, you actually have a say in any city income tax.
However, if you live in any other community and work here, your taxes will go up and there is nothing you can do about it and you have no say in how your tax dollars are spent.
I would suggest that the city leaders all over this state, not just Reynoldsburg, petition our legislators to keep at least part, if not all, income taxes collected upon its residents in the city in which they reside.