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Cincinnati doesn't have to pay property taxes on golf courses, board rules

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Mark Heyne
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WVXU

The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals says the City of Cincinnati does not have to pay property taxes on city-owned golf courses.

The ruling comes after the city appealed a decision by the Ohio Tax Commissioner who had said otherwise.

The tax commissioner had said the golf courses were subject to tax because they are operated by a private, for-profit company. The city says the Tax Appeals Board's ruling will save the city $450,000.

The Tax Commissioner can appeal to the state Supreme Court.

Cincinnati Public Schools is using a similar argument to challenge the Cincinnati Convention Center's tax exemption status.

Read the full ruling: