October 30, 2009 / Law Alert

State Checking on Tax Incentive Recipients

Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has sent letters to companies throughout the state of Ohio that received state incentives between July 1, 2004 and June 30, 2009. Even though those companies are required to report periodically to the Ohio Department of Development on their operations, the letter requires companies to complete an online form with 60 questions pertaining to the job and investment levels they have maintained since receiving benefits from the state of Ohio. It appears that the efforts of the Attorney General to gather information duplicate some of the reporting obligations imposed on the Department of Development.