Municipal Income Taxes
and Amounts Collected, by Municipality, Calendar Year
Municipal income taxes collected in Ohio during calendar year
1985 totaled $1,390,090,616. Of this amount, $1,315,449,965
was collected by cities and $74,640,651 by villages. A total
of 475 municipalities (231 cities and 244 villages) levied a
Municipal income taxes are generally imposed on wages,
salaries, and other compensation earned by residents and on
nonresidents who work in the municipality. The income tax is
also applied to business net profits that are attributable to
activities in the municipality. Many municipalities allow a
partial or full credit to residents for taxes they have paid
to another municipality of employment.
Rates of taxation in 1985 ranged from a low of 0.25 percent
in the Village of Powhatan Point to a high of 2.50 percent in
the Cities of Campbell, Oakwood and Springfield. State law
requires that the rate must be uniform within a municipality
and cannot exceed one percent without a vote of the people.
Administration of the municipal income tax is strictly local,
either by the cities and villages themselves or by central
collection agencies representing several municipalities.
Data for Table LG-11 was obtained from surveys conducted by
the Ohio Department of Taxation.