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What Is “Commercial Activity Tax"?

I am moving our business from Illinois to Ohio. I know there are various Ohio localities that had local income tax filing requirements but I have recently become aware of a different type of state tax called “Commercial Activity Tax”. What is it?
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Kenneth Handy
The Ohio Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) is imposed on companies for the privilege of doing business in OH. It is a tax on taxable gross receipts (Ohio sourced) and applies to most for-profit businesses (corporations, partnerships, LLCs, etc.) with taxable gross receipts over $150,000.
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