Ohio Gov. Proposes Cable Sales Tax

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Ohio Gov. Bob Taft proposed levying a 5 percent sales tax on cable
subscribers, which naturally drew the opposition of the Ohio Cable
Telecommunications Association.

"Cable customers pay up to 5 percent in fees to local governments, and the
sales tax would essentially double the tax for those customers," OCTA executive
vice president Ed Kozelek said.

He added that direct-broadcast satellite subscribers aren't required to pay
sales tax.