Virtually all businesses are now eligible for a 75% tax deduction on the first $250,000 of business income. The business deduction enables a business owner to deduct 75% of business income from the Ohio adjusted gross income (OAGI) they report on their Ohio personal income tax return. If the business has multiple owners, each is eligible to claim the deduction. This 75% deduction is available on up to $250,000 of business income, meaning the deduction is capped at $187,500 for each investor or owner, with limitations based on filing status. The remaining business income will be taxed at a graduated rate up to 3%.
New for taxable year 2016 and forward, the business income deduction will enable a business owner to deduct 100% of business income from the adjusted gross income they report on their Ohio personal income tax return. The deduction will be limited to $250,000 for individuals with a filing status of married filing. For more information, please click here.