Talk:Jim Renacci

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Civil Rights question at townhall meeting[edit]

Multiple independent sources clearly support the assertion that when asked about civil rights, Renacci advocated local over federal control and intervention. I am particularly concerned about repeated removal of this statement--which has received significant media coverage--because it appears to be coming from an IP address registered to the city government of the city where Renacci used to be mayor. [1]

I'm going to add some additional sources to this section and hopefully the whitewashing (pun intended) will stop. Arbor832466 (talk) 20:00, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

"Unreported" income[edit]

Dear Arbor832466: you do not know if that income is "unreported" or not. That is your word. You don't know the whole legal process that Renacci did or did not go through. Many states allow you to report income but refuse to pay tax until there is a legal determination on whether it is a valid tax or not. So for you to use the word "unreported" assumes that you are intimately aware of the legal process that Renacci went through. It is either just your opinion based upon nothing or your opinion based upon your personal experience. In either case, it is not your place, as a Wikipedian, to comment.--InaMaka (talk) 14:08, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Yeah I'm definitely not an expert on Ohio tax law, Renacci-related or otherwise. What I was trying to get at was that the income was not, at the time, taxed. Renacci's position was that it should not have been, the State of Ohio tax board thought it should have. Should we say untaxed? Is that even a word? Arbor832466 (talk) 14:14, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Tax Issue: During the 1990s, federal tax laws allowed owners of small businesses to place businesses in trusts.

Renacci and his wife, Tina, established a trust for some of his businesses and paid federal taxes on the trust.

He also reported the trust on state tax returns. Ohio didn’t tax the trusts until 2000, when a new state tax commissioner issued a retroactive and unilateral opinion that the money was subject to state income taxes.

Renacci said he was among thousands of Ohioans who protested the change. The matter was argued to the Ohio Supreme Court.Once the issue was resolved, Renacci paid the state $954,650 in taxes, $146,938 in interest and a $293,876 penalty.

“I still disagree with it, but I lived with it,” Renacci said of the decision. ( —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gdogg654 (talkcontribs) 20:07, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Okay, so what do you suggest? Arbor832466 (talk) 20:14, 8 October 2010 (UTC)