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The Finder - Ohio Public School District Tax Features

The school district tax portion of The Finder can assist you in locating the Ohio public school district associated with a given location, the Department of Taxation school district number and the applicable school district income tax rate if a school has such a tax in effect for the tax year requested. In addition, The Finder provides the school district number designated by the Ohio Department of Education.

Anyone can use this system. You may query by address, GPS coordinates, or zip code to locate a school district name, school district numbers and school district income tax rate, if applicable, for that location. There are other functions, such as comparing addresses from your database and having a school district name, school district numbers and school district tax rate, if applicable, appended to your records for the addresses that you provide. You may also download files that can provide your computer system its own database of maps, rates and boundaries.

Below are brief explanations of the school district tax features of The Finder:

Lookup Ohio Public School Districts by:

Download Ohio Public School Districts and GIS Boundary Data:

Upload Database:

Lookup tax rate by Address

The user will enter the street address, city and zip code to determine the Ohio public school district associated with that location along with: (1) the school district number for the Ohio Department of Taxation, (2) the school district number for the Ohio Department of Education and (3) the school district income tax rate, if applicable, for that school district. Once the fields are complete, click on the “Lookup” button at the bottom of the screen.

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Lookup tax rate by Zip Code, 5 or 9-digits

The user may enter a 5 or 9-digit zip code to locate the Ohio public school district(s) associated with that zip code. Theschool district numbers for the Ohio Department of Taxation and the Ohio Department of Education along with the school district income tax rate, if applicable, will also be provided.

5-digit zip code searches may result in multiple taxing jurisdictions as zip codes cross school district boundaries. Therefore, a 9-digit inquiry will produce a more accurate result.

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Lookup tax rate by Latitude and Longitude

The user may enter the coordinates of a location, by degrees, minutes and seconds, or the decimal equivalent in the degrees field to determine the Ohio public school district associated with those coordinates. The school district numbers for use when filing tax returns with the Ohio Department of Taxation and for the Ohio Department of Education are also provided along with the school district income tax rate, if applicable, for that location.

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Download Tax Rates and GIS Boundary Data

Ohio Public School Districts: This link will provide you with a color map of the State of Ohio, with the school districts listed in each county.

Ohio Public School Districts by Zip Code: This list provides all of the 5-digit zip codes in Ohio, and provides the school districts and the applicable tax rates in those areas. Note: a 5-digit zip code can cross school district boundaries. If a five-digit zip code returns two or more results, select the school district tax jurisdiction where you live.

Downloadable Boundary Database Files and Instructions: Users may download comma separated value (CSV) files for 5 and 9 digit zip codes, as well as addresses for each county, and for the entire State of Ohio. These files can be used in your program to determine school district boundaries and applicable tax rates in Ohio.

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Upload Databases

Registered users can get the appropriate school district designations applied to their database through this secure application.

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Registration

A user may register to use the Upload and other functions of the Finder in two ways. The preferred method is to register through the Ohio Business Gateway (OBG). As a registered user of the OBG, you can file and pay school district withholding tax and bill payments.

The other method of registration is directly with The Finder. You only need to provide a User Name, Password and E-mail address. While this registration is anonymous, an e-mail address is required for lost or forgotten password retrieval.

Remember, The Finder registration is anonymous.

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Upload/Return File Instructions

A registered user may upload a data file of their database addresses and the Finder will append the school district and applicable tax rate for those addresses.

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