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Ohio Tax Commissioner Jeff McClain retiring

Written on Dec 2, 2022

Ohio Department of Taxation 

Ohio Tax Commissioner Jeff McClain will be retiring on December 31, 2022. McClain served as Ohio Tax Commissioner for four years following his appointment to the position by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. 
 
Commissioner McClain, in a letter submitted to the Governor on Dec. 1, said it was an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Ohio and praised the staff of the Department of Taxation saying their efforts have improved virtually every aspect of the department’s operations. 
 
McClain came to the department from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce where he served as the Director of Tax and Economic Policy following his four terms and eight years as a State Representative in the General Assembly from Upper Sandusky (District 87). 
 
Prior to his time in the legislature, McClain served as the Wyandot County Auditor for 26 years. 

No replacement for Commissioner McClain has been announced yet. If the administration is unable to identify someone by Jan. 1, then an Interim Tax Commissioner is likely to be installed. In similar past situations, one of the Deputy Tax Commissioners has been chosen to temporarily lead the ODT.