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Ohio Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Taxes & The Economy

By: Morgan Scarboro, Scott Drenkard

TaxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. es are complicated. Each state’s tax code is a multifaceted system with many moving parts, and Ohio is no exception.

This chart book provides readers with a broad perspective on the impact of Ohio’s overall economy and tax system. It also provides detailed illustrations to each of Ohio’s major taxes–individual income taxAn individual income tax (or personal income tax) is levied on the wages, salaries, investments, or other forms of income an individual or household earns. The U.S. imposes a progressive income tax where rates increase with income. The Federal Income Tax was established in 1913 with the ratification of the 16th Amendment. Though barely 100 years old, individual income taxes are the largest source of tax revenue in the U.S. es, business taxes, sales and excise taxAn excise tax is a tax imposed on a specific good or activity. Excise taxes are commonly levied on cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, soda, gasoline, insurance premiums, amusement activities, and betting, and typically make up a relatively small and volatile portion of state and local and, to a lesser extent, federal tax collections. es, and property taxA property tax is primarily levied on immovable property like land and buildings, as well as on tangible personal property that is movable, like vehicles and equipment. Property taxes are the single largest source of state and local revenue in the U.S. and help fund schools, roads, police, and other services. es–to help make the complicated task of understanding the state’s tax code a bit easier. 

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