Ohio is not a community property state. As of 2014, the IRS only recognizes nine states with community property laws for federal tax purposes: Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.Continue Reading
Community property laws establish joint ownership of property and assets acquired during a marriage regardless of which spouse paid for it. In some cases, couples are able to transmute previously acquired individual property to joint ownership. Community property laws affect income tax rates, division of property at divorce and inheritance upon the death of a spouse.
As of the 2013 tax year, the IRS began covering legally married same-sex couples under the community property laws regardless of whether or not the state they live in recognizes the marriage.Learn more about Law
Although Ohio does not have statewide curfew laws, different jurisdictions, such as the city of Columbus, enforce citywide curfew laws for minors, according to a report by NBC4I. Curfew laws may vary by city.Full Answer >
In Ohio, prior DUI convictions stay on a criminal record for six years after the conviction when penalties for multiple DUIs are assessed, according to Nolo. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles also states that DUI convictions stay on a driver's record for six years with regards to suspension of driving privileges. Offenders with multiple convictions within six years face more severe penalties under Ohio law.Full Answer >
Similar to other states, Ohio labor laws start with federal labor laws and incorporate a few variations. As of February 2015, variations in Ohio include wages, worker's compensation, holidays and vacation, and termination, states Lawyers.com. The Ohio Department of Labor provides the latest labor law information.Full Answer >
The Ohio Revised Code codifies laws enacted by the Ohio government, explains Lexis Nexis. A bill becomes law after it passes the House of Representatives and the Senate and the governor signs it, according to The Ohio Senate.Full Answer >