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As of August 1st, 2003 the State of Ohio has required that we collect tax on towing of any vehicle, car, truck, bus or motorcycle that is wrecked, disabled or illegally parked. If your vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, there is tax on the winching because the vehicle is disabled ali bet just temporarily.

There is no exemption for "highway transportation for hire" when it comes to the tax on towing. That exemption is for "the sale, lease, repair, and maintenance of, parts for, or items attached to or incorporated in, motor vehicles that are primarily used for transporting personal property" Towing is not considered part of that.

Here is an excerpt from the State of Ohio's web page:

"I provide towing service to a person that is engaged in highway transportation for hire (e.g. trucking company). Should I collect the sales tax?
Yes. As shown in question 16, the exemption for persons engaged in transportation for hire applies to the sale, lease, repair, and maintenance of, parts for, or items attached to the motor vehicle. Towing service would not be included under this or any other exemption."

Do not be confused by the phrase "Transportation of property".  "Transportation" is different from "Towing".  They are two different and separate definitions as far as the state is concerned.

We would also like to share an article from the Towing and Recovery Association of Ohio newsletter dated March, 2004

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