Tax Data Series

Individual Income Tax

Personal Income Tax
2001 Income Tax Returns By Income Class

A total of 5,386,612 Ohio personal income tax returns were filed for tax year 2001 (April 15, 2002 filing deadline). This represented an decrease of 0.5 percent from the number of returns filed the previous year. Total federal adjusted gross income of approximately $256.0 billion was reported on the returns, an decrease of 4.4 percent from the amount reported for 2000. The average federal adjusted gross income per return was $47,521, an increase of 4.0 percent from 2000. Taxpayers claimed personal exemptions ($1,150 per person) valued at approximately $12.2 billion, an average of $2,263 per return, or slightly less than 2 exemptions per return. Ohio taxable income as reported on the returns was $237.0 billion, an average of $43,9930 per return.

Ohio's graduated income tax rates are applied to the Ohio taxable income figure to obtain the tax liability before any credits are calculated. The 2001 tax rates were applied to segments of taxable income, with a 0.743 percent rate applied to the first $5,000 of every taxpayer's taxable income up to a top rate of 7.50 percent on that portion of a taxpayer's taxable income which exceeded $200,000. Applying these graduated tax rates to Ohio taxable income for all taxpayers yielded a figure of about $10.6 billion. Net tax liability after subtraction of the personal exemption credit, joint filer credit for two working spouses, senior citizen credit, and other credits was $7.8 billion, an increase of 2.7 percent over the previous year's tax liability. The average income tax liability was $1,456 per return which was 3.2 percent higher than in 2000.

All figures shown in table Y-1 were compiled from returns filed for tax year 2001 with the Ohio Department of Taxation.