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The facts on Ohio’s Tax Climate

Ohio's Individual Income Tax System
Ohio's individual income tax system consists of nine brackets with a top rate of 5%. The top rate ranks 34th highest among states levying an individual income tax. Ohio's state and local tax collections per person were $1268 in 2013, which ranked 12th highest nationally.
50-State Table of Individual Income Tax Rates
50-State Table of State Individual Income Tax Collections
50-State Table of State and Local Individual Income Tax Collections Per Capita

Ohio's Corporate Income Tax System
Ohio levies no corporate income tax but does have a gross receipts tax called the Commercial Activities Tax (CAT), with a rate of 0.26 percent.
50-State Table of Corporate Income Tax Rates
50-State Table of State and Local Corporate Income Tax Collections Per Capita
50-State Table of State Corporate Income Tax Collections Per Capita

Ohio Sales and Excise Taxes
Ohio levies a 5.75% general sales or use tax on consumers, which is below the national median of 5.95%. The average local sales tax rate is an additional 1.4%. Ohio's state and local governments collect $915 per person in general sales taxes and $467 per person in excise taxes, for a combined figure of $1,382, which ranks 31st highest nationally. Ohio's gasoline tax stands at 28 cents per gallon, 26th highest nationally, while its cigarette tax stands at $1.60, 22nd highest nationally.
50-State Table of State and Local General and Selective Sales Tax Collections Per Capita

Ohio Property Tax Collections Average
Ohio's state and local governments collected approximately $1,215 per person in property taxes in 2013, which ranks 29th nationally.
State and local property tax collections per capita by state

Tax Freedom Day Arrives on April 19th in Ohio

Tax Freedom Day is the day when Americans have finally earned enough money to pay off their total tax bill for the year. In 2016, Ohio taxpayers have to work until April 19th (26th earliest nationally) to pay their total tax bill.

Ohio's State and Local Tax Burden Ranks 19th

Ohio's 2012 tax burden of 9.8% ranks 19th highest in the nation, and is below the national average of 9.9%. Ohio's taxpayers pay $3,924 per capita in state and local taxes.
Ohio's State-Local Tax Burden, 1977-Present
Other States' State/Local Tax Burdens
Map of U.S. Showing all State's Burdens and Ranks
Historical Chart Comparing All States' State/Local Tax Burdens from 1977 to 2009

Ohio's 2016 Business Tax Climate Index Ranks 42nd

Ohio ranks 42nd on the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index. The Index compares the states in five areas of taxation that impact business: corporate taxes (26th), individual income taxes (47th), sales taxes (30th), unemployment insurance taxes (6th), and taxes on property (11th), including residential and commercial property.
State Business Tax Climate Index (full study)

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