Ohio history groups trying to keep tax checkoff program

(Photo supplied/Ohio History Fund)

AKRON, Ohio (AP): History organizations in Ohio are campaigning to keep a tax checkoff program used to finance history-related projects.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the Ohio History Fund has been receiving insufficient donations. The program is poised to be removed from state income tax returns if it doesn’t bring in $150,000 this year through the checkoff.

The state’s historical society, Ohio History Connection, and various other museums and historical societies are now urging state lawmakers to let the program continue even if it doesn’t meet the funding requirements.

Taxpayers have to check a box on their state income tax return indicating they wish to donate part of their refunds.

State tax officials say they won’t know until next year whether the fund can remain on the tax form.


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