Jay Carson talks with the media about the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision to hear remote work taxes case

Tuesday June 14, 2022 Published in
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Wegman Hessler attorney Jay Carson recently talked with the media to discuss The Ohio Supreme Court’s decision to hear Schaad v. Alder, one of five cases in the state brought by Wegman client The Buckeye Institute to challenge the municipal taxation of remote workers.

As an offsite (i.e., remote) worker during the pandemic, Mr. Schaad was denied his tax refund in 2020 from the city of Cincinnati. Mr. Schaad believes the city owes him money after unfairly taxing him for remote work. After attempts to challenge his right to a refund in the lower courts were unsuccessful, Schaad sought review at the Ohio Supreme Court. The State Supreme Court has agreed to hear his case.

“It’s not only the couple bucks in somebody’s pocket,” explains Carson. “It’s the principal that the legislature can just deem you to be working anywhere and be taxed anywhere – that’s a real concern.

Here are links to Carson’s recent interviews on the matter:

Channel 12 News in Cincinnati: Local 12 Interview

The Scott Sloan Show podcast episode: Scott Sloan Interview

“It’s important to draw a line in the sand – even during an emergency,” Carson says. “During a pandemic, the constitution still applies.”

An OSC briefing is anticipated to take place during the summer, with oral arguments anticipated in late 2022 or early 2023. For important case updates, be sure to follow us on LinkedIn.


Wegman Hessler specializes in business law for business leaders, applying legal discipline to solve business problems to help business owners run smarter. For more than 50 years, this Cleveland business law firm provides full-service strategic legal counsel for closely held businesses. Learn more at www.wegmanlaw.com.

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