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Overview of Ohio Taxes

Ohio has a progressive income tax. While the state rate is relatively low compared to other states with an income tax, many Ohio municipalities charge an additional income tax. Sales tax is also collected at both the state and local level. The state’s average effective property tax rate is among the ten highest in the country. Retired? Use our Retirement Income Tax Calculator.

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Your Income Taxes Breakdown

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* These will be the taxes owed for the 2018 - 2019 filing season.

Under the Trump Tax Plan (2018-2019 filing season), your Federal Income Tax will be and your FICA will be .

Changes to Your Federal Income
Taxes Under the Trump Tax Plan

  • Your marginal federal income tax rate will
  • Your effective federal income tax rate will
  • Your federal income taxes will

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Ohio state tax quick facts
  • Income tax: 0.495% - 4.997%
  • Local income tax: 0% - 3%
  • Sales tax: 6.5% - 8%
  • Property tax: 1.56% effective rate
  • Gas tax: 28.01 cents per gallon of regular gasoline and diesel

Since 2005, Ohio’s state income taxes have been gradually reduced each year, falling from a top rate of 7.185% ten years ago to 4.997% as of the end of 2015. For the 2016 tax year, the top rate was 4.997%. Alone, that would place Ohio at the lower end of states with an income tax, but many Ohio municipalities also charge income taxes, some as high as 3%.

Similarly, Ohio’s statewide sales tax rate is 5.75%, which matches the national average, but when combined with county rates ranging from 0.75% up to 2.25%, the average rate is 7.09%. This is the 19th-highest in the U.S. In all, the state and local tax burden for the average Ohio taxpayer is slightly above the national average, but that burden varies depending on what city and county a taxpayer calls home.

Ohio State Income Tax

Like the federal government, Ohio collects taxes based on income “brackets.” That is, the higher a taxpayer’s income, the higher rate he or she pays. These rates vary from half a percent of taxable income, up to 4.997%. The table below shows the marginal rate paid on taxable income for filers in Ohio.

Income Tax Brackets

All Filers
Ohio Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $5,2500.495%
$5,250 - $10,5000.990%
$10,500 - $15,8001.980%
$15,800 - $21,1002.476%
$21,100 - $42,1002.969%
$42,100 - $84,2003.465%
$84,200 - $105,3003.960%
$105,300 - $210,6004.597%
$210,600+4.997%

These are rates on taxable income, which is lower than a taxpayer’s actual income. Why? Deductions and exemptions. State income taxes in Ohio are based off of your federal adjusted gross income, which incorporates certain federal deductions. Ohio taxpayers cannot claim separate itemized deductions on their state tax returns.

In Ohio, filers can claim an additional exemption of between $1,750 and $2,250, depending on income level. Individuals making less than $40,000 are eligible for the exemption of $2,250. Those making over $80,000 can claim an exemption of $1,750. Earners between those two values are eligible for an exemption of $2,000. So, for example, someone with a federal AGI of $35,000 per year would only be taxed on $32,750 of it. Filing taxes can be hard, but tax preparation software is meant to make it easier.

Ohio Municipal Income Taxes

Many municipalities and school districts in Ohio collect income taxes of their own, with rates as high as 3% in some areas. Below are the municipal tax rates for Ohio’s largest cities, as well as the rates for every school district that collects an income tax. These are all assessed at a flat rate, based on the taxable income used for Ohio state taxes.

Local Income Tax Brackets

City
CityTax Rate
Akron2.25%
Alliance2.00%
Ashland2.00%
Ashtabula1.80%
Athens1.85%
Avon1.75%
Avon Lake1.50%
Barberton2.25%
Beavercreek0.00%
Berea2.00%
Bowling Green2.00%
Broadview Heights2.00%
Brook Park2.00%
Brunswick1.85%
Canton2.00%
Centerville2.25%
Chillicothe2.00%
Cincinnati2.10%
Cleveland2.50%
Cleveland Heights2.25%
Columbus2.50%
Cuyahoga Falls2.00%
Dayton2.50%
Delaware1.85%
Dublin2.00%
Eastlake2.00%
Elyria2.25%
Euclid2.85%
Fairborn1.50%
Fairfield1.50%
Findlay1.00%
Forest Park1.50%
Gahanna1.50%
Garfield Heights2.00%
Green2.00%
Grove City2.00%
Hamilton2.00%
Hilliard2.00%
Huber Heights2.25%
Hudson2.00%
Kent2.25%
Kettering2.25%
Lakewood1.50%
Lancaster1.75%
Lebanon1.00%
Lima1.50%
Lorain2.50%
Mansfield2.00%
Maple Heights2.50%
Marion2.00%
Marysville1.50%
Mason1.12%
Massillon2.00%
Mayfield Heights1.00%
Medina1.25%
Mentor2.00%
Miamisburg2.25%
Middletown1.75%
Newark1.75%
Niles2.00%
North Olmsted2.00%
North Ridgeville1.00%
North Royalton2.00%
Norwood2.00%
Oregon2.25%
Oxford2.00%
Painesville2.00%
Parma2.50%
Parma Heights3.00%
Perrysburg1.50%
Pickerington1.00%
Piqua2.00%
Portsmouth2.50%
Reynoldsburg2.50%
Riverside1.50%
Rocky River2.00%
Sandusky1.25%
Shaker Heights2.25%
Sidney1.75%
Solon2.00%
South Euclid2.00%
Springfield2.00%
Steubenville2.00%
Stow2.00%
Strongsville2.00%
Sylvania1.50%
Toledo2.25%
Trotwood2.25%
Troy1.75%
Twinsburg2.00%
Upper Arlington2.50%
Wadsworth1.40%
Warren2.50%
Westerville2.00%
Westlake1.50%
Willoughby2.00%
Wooster1.50%
Xenia2.25%
Youngstown2.75%
Zanesville1.90%
School Districts
School DistrictTax Rate
Spencerville (Allen County)1.00%
Bluffton (Allen County)0.50%
Loudonville-Perrysville (Ashland County)1.25%
Hillsdale (Ashland County)1.25%
Athens City (Athens County)1.00%
Wapakoneta City (Auglaize County)0.75%
Minster (Auglaize County)1.00%
Waynesfield-Goshen (Auglaize County)1.00%
New Miami (Butler County)1.00%
Ross (Butler County)0.75%
Madison (Butler County)0.50%
Mechanicsburg (Champaign County)1.50%
Triad (Champaign County)1.50%
West Liberty-Salem (Champaign County)1.75%
Northwestern (Clark County)1.00%
Southeastern (Clark County)1.00%
Goshen (Clermont County)1.00%
Clermont-Northeastern (Clermont County)1.00%
Wilmington City (Clinton County)1.00%
Columbiana (Columbiana County)1.00%
Crestview (Columbiana County)1.00%
United (Columbiana County)0.50%
Crestline (Crawford County)0.25%
Colonel Crawford (Crawford County)1.25%
Buckeye Central (Crawford County)1.50%
Tri-Village (Darke County)1.50%
Mississinawa Valley (Darke County)1.75%
Greenville City (Darke County)0.50%
Versailles (Darke County)1.00%
Ansonia (Darke County)1.75%
Arcanum Butler (Darke County)1.50%
Franklin-Monroe (Darke County)0.75%
Ayersville (Defiance County)1.00%
Hicksville (Defiance County)0.75%
Central (Defiance County)0.75%
Defiance City (Defiance County)0.50%
Big Walnut (Delaware County)0.75%
Buckeye Valley (Delaware County)1.00%
Liberty Union-Thurston (Fairfield County)1.75%
Pickerington (Fairfield County)1.00%
Lancaster City (Fairfield County)1.50%
Bloom Carroll (Fairfield County)1.25%
Fairfield Union (Fairfield County)2.00%
Amanda-Clearcreek (Fairfield County)0.00%
Berne Union (Fairfield County)2.00%
Walnut Township (Fairfield County)1.75%
Reynoldsburg City (Franklin County)0.50%
Canal Winchester (Franklin County)0.75%
Evergreen (Fulton County)2.00%
Pettisville (Fulton County)1.00%
Fayette (Fulton County)1.00%
Swanton (Fulton County)0.75%
Berkshire (Geauga County)1.00%
Ledgemont (Geauga County)1.25%
Fairborn City (Greene County)0.50%
Cedar Cliff (Greene County)1.25%
Yellow Springs (Greene County)1.00%
Greeneview (Greene County)1.00%
Xenia Community City (Greene County)0.50%
Southwest (Hamilton County)0.75%
Wyoming City (Hamilton County)1.25%
Vanlue (Hancock County)1.00%
Arlington (Hancock County)1.25%
Cory-Rawson (Hancock County)1.75%
McComb (Hancock County)1.50%
Liberty Benton (Hancock County)0.75%
Ridgemont (Hardin County)1.75%
Riverdale (Hardin County)1.00%
Hardin Northern (Hardin County)1.75%
Kenton City (Hardin County)1.50%
Upper Scioto Valley (Hardin County)0.50%
Ada (Hardin County)1.55%
Patrick Henry (Henry County)1.75%
Liberty Center (Henry County)1.75%
Holgate (Henry County)1.50%
Greenfield (Highland County)1.25%
Hillsboro City (Highland County)1.00%
Bellevue City (Huron County)0.50%
South Central (Huron County)1.25%
Western Reserve (Huron County)1.25%
Norwalk City (Huron County)0.50%
New London (Huron County)1.00%
Monroeville (Huron County)1.50%
Willard City (Huron County)0.75%
Centerburg (Knox County)0.75%
Danville (Knox County)2.00%
Licking Valley (Licking County)1.00%
North Fork (Licking County)1.00%
Southwest Licking (Licking County)0.75%
Northridge (Licking County)0.00%
Newark City (Licking County)1.00%
Johnstown-Monroe (Licking County)1.00%
Riverside (Logan County)1.75%
Wellington (Lorain County)1.00%
Oberlin City (Lorain County)2.00%
Jefferson (Madison County)1.00%
Jonathan Alder (Madison County)1.25%
Springfield (Mahoning County)1.00%
Sebring (Mahoning County)1.00%
Elgin (Marion County)0.75%
Cloverleaf (Medina County)1.25%
Celina City (Mercer County)0.75%
Parkway (Mercer County)1.00%
Fort Recovery (Mercer County)1.50%
Coldwater (Mercer County)0.50%
Covington (Miami County)2.00%
Miami East (Miami County)1.75%
Newton (Miami County)1.75%
Piqua City (Miami County)1.25%
Troy City (Miami County)1.50%
Bradford (Miami County)1.75%
Valley View (Montgomery County)1.25%
New Lebanon (Montgomery County)1.25%
Cardington-Lincoln (Morrow County)0.75%
Highland (Morrow County)0.50%
Northmor (Morrow County)1.00%
Mount Gilead (Morrow County)0.75%
Antwerp (Paulding County)1.50%
Wayne Trace (Paulding County)1.25%
Paulding (Paulding County)1.00%
Circleville City (Pickaway County)0.75%
Logan Elm (Pickaway County)1.00%
Teays Valley (Pickaway County)1.50%
Tri-County North (Preble County)1.00%
National Trail (Preble County)1.75%
Eaton Community Schools City (Preble County)1.50%
Twin Valley Community (Preble County)1.50%
Preble-Shawnee (Preble County)1.00%
Pandora-Gilboa (Putnam County)1.75%
Ottoville (Putnam County)0.75%
Ottawa-Glandorf (Putnam County)0.75%
Jennings (Putnam County)0.75%
Columbus Grove (Putnam County)0.75%
Leipsic (Putnam County)0.75%
Kalida (Putnam County)1.00%
Continental (Putnam County)1.00%
Miller City-New Cleveland (Putnam County)1.25%
Plymouth-Shiloh (Richland County)1.00%
Clear Fork Valley (Richland County)1.00%
Shelby City (Richland County)1.00%
Adena (Ross County)0.00%
Southeastern (Ross County)0.75%
Union Scioto (Ross County)0.50%
Clyde-Green Springs (Sandusky County)1.00%
Gibsonburg (Sandusky County)0.75%
Fremont City (Sandusky County)1.25%
Lakota (Sandusky County)1.50%
Seneca East (Seneca County)1.00%
New Riegel (Seneca County)1.50%
Bettsville (Seneca County)1.00%
Russia (Shelby County)0.75%
Jackson Center (Shelby County)1.50%
Anna (Shelby County)1.50%
Fairlawn (Shelby County)0.75%
Fort Loramie (Shelby County)1.50%
Hardin-Houston (Shelby County)0.75%

Ohio Sales Tax

The statewide sales tax rate in Ohio is 5.75%, but Ohio counties collect their own sales taxes, of between 0.75% and 2.25%. That means the lowest rate possible is 6.5% and the highest possible rate is 8%. In early 2017, Ohio Governor John Kasich proposed raising the state sales tax to 6.25%. Below is a table of sales tax rates for every county in Ohio.

Sales Tax Rates (Updated January 2016)

CountyState RateCounty RateTotal Sales Tax
Adams5.75%1.50%7.25%
Allen5.75%1.00%6.75%
Ashland5.75%1.25%7.00%
Ashtabula5.75%1.00%6.75%
Athens5.75%1.25%7.00%
Auglaize5.75%1.50%7.25%
Belmont5.75%1.50%7.25%
Brown5.75%1.50%7.25%
Butler5.75%0.75%6.50%
Carroll5.75%1.00%6.75%
Champaign5.75%1.50%7.25%
Clark5.75%1.50%7.25%
Clermont5.75%1.00%6.75%
Clinton5.75%1.00%6.75%
Columbiana5.75%1.50%7.25%
Coshocton5.75%1.50%7.25%
Crawford5.75%1.50%7.25%
Cuyahoga5.75%2.25%8.00%
Darke5.75%1.50%7.25%
Defiance5.75%1.00%6.75%
Delaware5.75%1.25%7.00%
Erie5.75%1.00%6.75%
Fairfield5.75%1.00%6.75%
Fayette5.75%1.50%7.25%
Franklin5.75%1.75%7.50%
Fulton5.75%1.50%7.25%
Gallia5.75%1.25%7.00%
Geauga5.75%1.00%6.75%
Greene5.75%1.00%6.75%
Guernsey5.75%1.50%7.25%
Hamilton5.75%1.25%7.00%
Hancock5.75%1.00%6.75%
Hardin5.75%1.50%7.25%
Harrison5.75%1.50%7.25%
Henry5.75%1.50%7.25%
Highland5.75%1.50%7.25%
Hocking5.75%1.50%7.25%
Holmes5.75%1.25%7.00%
Huron5.75%1.50%7.25%
Jackson5.75%1.50%7.25%
Jefferson5.75%1.50%7.25%
Knox5.75%1.00%6.75%
Lake5.75%1.25%7.00%
Lawrence5.75%1.50%7.25%
Licking5.75%1.50%7.25%
Logan5.75%1.50%7.25%
Lorain5.75%1.00%6.75%
Lucas5.75%1.50%7.25%
Madison5.75%1.25%7.00%
Mahoning5.75%1.50%7.25%
Marion5.75%1.50%7.25%
Medina5.75%1.00%6.75%
Meigs5.75%1.50%7.25%
Mercer5.75%1.50%7.25%
Miami5.75%1.25%7.00%
Monroe5.75%1.50%7.25%
Montgomery5.75%1.50%7.25%
Morgan5.75%1.50%7.25%
Morrow5.75%1.50%7.25%
Muskingum5.75%1.50%7.25%
Noble5.75%1.50%7.25%
Ottawa5.75%1.25%7.00%
Paulding5.75%1.50%7.25%
Perry5.75%1.50%7.25%
Pickaway5.75%1.50%7.25%
Pike5.75%1.50%7.25%
Portage5.75%1.50%7.25%
Preble5.75%1.50%7.25%
Putnam5.75%1.25%7.00%
Richland5.75%1.25%7.00%
Ross5.75%1.50%7.25%
Sandusky5.75%1.50%7.25%
Scioto5.75%1.50%7.25%
Seneca5.75%1.50%7.25%
Shelby5.75%1.50%7.25%
Stark5.75%0.75%6.50%
Summit5.75%1.00%6.75%
Trumbull5.75%1.00%6.75%
Tuscarawas5.75%1.00%6.75%
Union5.75%1.25%7.00%
Van Wert5.75%1.50%7.25%
Vinton5.75%1.50%7.25%
Warren5.75%1.00%6.75%
Washington5.75%1.50%7.25%
Wayne5.75%0.75%6.50%
Williams5.75%1.50%7.25%
Wood5.75%1.00%6.75%
Wyandot5.75%1.50%7.25%

While those taxes apply to nearly every product that can be bought, there are some exceptions. For example, there is no sales tax on newspapers, prescription drugs, property used for agricultural production (a tractor, for example) or utilities such as gas, water and electricity. Food is also exempt from sales tax, so long as it is not prepared for on-site consumption (like at a restaurant, for example).

Ohio Alcohol and Tobacco Tax

Ohio also collects additional excise taxes on alcohol and tobacco. It has the 27th lowest alcoholic beverage excise tax in the nation, at 18 cents per gallon (or about 1.7 cents per 12 ounce beer). The tobacco tax is currently $1.60, although Ohio Governor John Kasich recently suggested raising it to $2.25.

Ohio Property Tax

According to the Ohio Department of Taxation, the property tax is the oldest tax in Ohio, dating back in its current form to 1825. The state’s average effective property tax rate is 1.56%, making it the 12th-highest in the country. However, since it is primarily collected at the county level, that rate will vary depending on where you live. In Cuyahoga County, for example, the effective property tax rate was 2.40% in 2016. On the other hand, in east Ohio’s Muskingum County, the effective rate was barely 1%.

While Ohio’s property tax may be above national average, its rates remain lower than many of the surrounding Midwest states. If you would like to refinance your home or you are looking to move to the Buckeye state, our Ohio mortgage guide has all the essential information about getting a mortgage in Ohio.

Ohio Gas Tax

Gasoline is taxed at a rate of 28.01 cents per gallon in Ohio. When combined with the federal gas tax that means Ohio citizens pay a total of 46.41 cents per gallon in taxes.

Ohio Estate Tax

As of January 1, 2013, there is no estate tax in Ohio. For the estates of persons who died prior to that date, however, the prior tax may still be due.

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Places with the Lowest Tax Burden

Are you curious how your tax burden stacks up against others in your state? SmartAsset’s interactive map highlights the counties with the lowest tax burden. Scroll over any county in the state to learn about taxes in that specific area.

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Methodology

Where you live can have a big impact on both which types of taxes you have to pay each year and how much money you spend on them. SmartAsset calculated the amount of money a specific person would pay in income, sales, property and fuel taxes in each county in the country and ranked the lowest to highest tax burden.

To better compare income tax burdens across counties, we used the national median household income. We then applied relevant deductions and exemptions before calculating federal, state and local income taxes.

In order to determine sales tax burden we estimated that 35% of take-home (after-tax) pay is spent on taxable goods. We multiplied the average sales tax rate for a county by the household income less income tax. This product is then multiplied by 35% to estimate the sales tax paid.

For property taxes, we compared the median property taxes paid in each county.

For fuel taxes, we first distributed statewide vehicle miles traveled down to the county level using the number of vehicles in each county. We then calculated the total number of licensed drivers within each county. The countywide miles were then distributed amongst the licensed drivers in the county, which gave us the miles driven per licensed driver. Using the nationwide average fuel economy, we calculated the average gallons of gas used per driver in each county and multiplied that by the fuel tax.

We then added the dollar amount for income, sales, property and fuel taxes to rank the counties to calculate a total tax burden.

Sources: US Census Bureau 2016 American Community Survey, Government Sources, Avalara, American Petroleum Institute, GasBuddy, UMTRI, Federal Highway Administration, SmartAsset