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The Ohio Tax Credit Authority (Authority)

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority (Authority) is a five-member independent board consisting of taxation and economic development professionals from throughout the state. The Authority and is charged with reviewing and approving applications for tax credit assistance. In addition, the Authority and its compliment of staff provided by the Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA) have oversight responsibilities that include annual monitoring and reporting the progress of approved tax credit projects. The Authority meeting dates are generally the last Monday of every month, but for the November/December meeting which occurs the first Monday of December.

The five-member Ohio Tax Credit Authority is charged with reviewing and approving applications and setting tax credit applicants' benefit rates and terms. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority is staffed by a complement of full-time staff in the Ohio Development Services Agency. Click below to view Members and Staff.

David Goodman
Chairperson
Director, Ohio Development Services Agency
77 South High Street, 29th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6130
Term: Duration as Director of Development

Emmett Kelly
Frost Brown Todd LLC
One Columbus, Suite 2300
10 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4291
Appointed by Governor John Kasich

Jamie N. Beier Grant
Director
Ottawa County Improvement Corporation
8043 W. State Route 163, #100
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
Term: 1/2010 to 1/2014
Appointed by Speaker William Batchelder

Rodney Crider
President
Wayne Economic Development Council
542 E. Liberty St.
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Appointed by Governor John Kasich

David Smith
Director, Economic Development
Duke Energy
448 Cloverwood Dr.
Mason, Ohio 45040
Appointed by Senate President Keith Faber

John Werkman
Manager, Tax Incentives
Ohio Development Services Agency
77 South High Street, 28th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6130
Phone: (614) 466-6791

Stephanie Dunn
Sr. Tax Credit Auditor
Ohio Development Services Agency
77 South High Street, 28th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6130
Phone: (614) 466-4266
Fax: (614) 644-1789


Ohio Tax Credit Authority

The Ohio Job Creation Tax Credit Program provides a refundable tax credit against a company's insurance premiums tax, Commercial Activities Tax, or an individual's Ohio personal income tax obligations. A five-member board, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (Authority), is charged with reviewing and approving applications and setting applicants' tax credit rates and terms.

The Authority meets regularly each month, except the month of November (due to the Thanksgiving holiday). Authorized representatives of each applicant company are required to attend the respective meeting at which their request for assistance will be evaluated; each company presents its project to the board members. A representative of each respective political subdivision in which the project will occur is also encouraged to attend.