Toledo income tax hike referendum comes to the forefront

Published: Jan. 30, 2020 at 6:02 PM EST
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One of the main talking points in the mayor's State of the City speech Thursday was Issue 1, a proposal on the March 17 ballot that would support a lot of public services but also raise the income tax for the next ten years.

Issue 1 would would put Toledo's total income tax rate at 2.75% for the next decade. Toledo mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz has told 13abc the increase would cost the average person working in Toledo an extra $8 a paycheck.

The money from it would help fund a number of city-wide projects including roads, safety services, Universal Pre-K, and parks.

Toledo voters will have the final say in the primary. However, it's not just Toledoans who will pay the freight. If you live outside the city but work in it, you will pay some, too.