Ohio’s top court hears ar­gu­ments on bob­ble­head tax

The Record (Troy, NY) - - SPORTS -

COLUMBUS, OHIO » The Ohio Supreme Court has heard ar­gu­ments in a dis­pute over pro­mo­tions in­clud­ing bob­ble­heads and other items of­fered by the Cincin­nati Reds to ticket buy­ers.

At is­sue is whether the Reds are ex­empt from pay­ing tax on the pur­chase of the pro­mo­tional items.

At­tor­neys for the Reds ar­gue they don’t have to pay tax be­cause they re­sell the pro­mo­tional items as part of the ticket pack­age.

Ohio law exempts com­pa­nies from pay­ing tax on items they buy to re­sell.

The state tax com­mis­sioner says the pro­mo­tional items should be taxed be­cause the Reds bought the items as give­aways and they aren’t sell­ing them with the tick­ets.

The state Supreme Court held oral ar­gu­ments Wed­nes­day morn­ing. A de­ci­sion is not ex­pected for sev­eral weeks.

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