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.Know More
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 in Law
The direct incitement test, also known as the imminent lawless test or Brandenburg test, is a standard that was established in Brandenburg versus Ohio for defining the limits of inflammatory speech that advocates illegal action. Under the direct incitement test, the constitutional right of free speech is no longer protected if the speaker advocates to incite imminent lawless action that is likely to produce such action.Full Answer >
Ohio is the birthplace of eight presidents, hosts the first interracial college in the United States, and is known as the birthplace of aviation. Ohio is also home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the country's first professional baseball team and more than 6,000 ancient burial mounds and forts.Full Answer >
In 1803, Ohio became the 17th state admitted to the Union. The state had previously been part of the Northwest Territory, which consisted of the present-day states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota.Full Answer >
In Ohio, children must be 13 or over to sit up front in a car, according to Nationwide Children's. Per Safe Kids Central Ohio, children in Ohio under 13 who are riding in the back seat must wear a safety belt if they are not secured in a car seat.Full Answer >