Individual Income Tax
Personal Income Tax
1998 Income Tax Returns By Income Class
A total of 5,349,673 Ohio personal income tax returns were
filed for tax year 1998 (April 15, 1999 filing deadline).
This represented an increase of 2.4 percent from the number
of returns filed the previous year. Total federal adjusted
gross income of approximately $243.7 billion was reported on
the returns, an increase of 10.4 percent over the amount
reported for 1997. The average federal adjusted gross income
per return was $45,550, an increase of 7.8 percent from 1997.
Taxpayers claimed personal exemptions ($950 per taxpayer and
spouse and $1,050 for each dependent) valued at approximately
$10.4 billion, an average of $1,936 per return, or about 2.0
exemptions per return. Ohio taxable income as reported on the
returns was $228.4 billion, an average of $42,700 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 1998 tax rates were applied to
segments of taxable income, with a 0.673 percent rate applied
to the first $5,000 of every taxpayer's taxable income up to
a top rate of 6.799 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 $9,280.0 million. Net tax liability
after subtraction of the personal exemption credit, joint
filer credit for two working spouses, senior citizen credit,
and other credits was $6,715.5 million, an increase of 5.2
percent over the previous year's tax liability. The average
income tax liability was $1,255 per return which was 2.7
percent higher than in 1997.
All figures shown in table Y-1 were compiled from returns
filed for tax year 1998 with the Ohio Department of Taxation.