Sales and Use Tax
County Permissive Sales and Use Tax Collections for Calendar Year 2012, by Industrial Classification
Under Ohio law, the Ohio Department of Taxation administers the sales and use tax of those counties and transit authorities that impose such a tax. Revenue collected from the tax is distributed to the counties and transit authorities in the second month after the month the return is filed.
This table displays county permissive sales and use taxes collected in calendar year 2012 (CY 2012), by industrial classification. (Transit authorities are excluded from this table.) Such amounts were distributed to the counties during the March 2012 through February 2013 period. The 30 industrial classifications used in this table are based on the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS); the table provides the specific NAICS code ranges comprising each classification.
Except for Stark County, all counties imposed a permissive sales and use tax throughout CY 2012 with the levies ranging from 0.50 percent to 1.50 percent. Stark County’s levy has an effective date of April 1, 2012. CY 2012 receipts from the county permissive sales and use tax totaled $1,558.2 million. Based on statewide total county permissive sales tax collections, the Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers classification (which includes taxes collected on the sale of motor vehicles) comprises the largest category, at $252.8 million, or 16.2 percent of the total. This is followed by the General Merchandise Stores, Miscellaneous Store Retailers, and Building Material and Garden Equipment & Supplies categories, respectively. Statewide, the smallest industrial category was the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing category, which accounted for $948,739, or 0.0609 percent of the total. Note that the counties vary in the degree by which they depend on the various industrial categories, although Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers is the largest category in all but 10 counties.
The table includes all types of sales and use tax accounts, including “direct payment” and “consumer use” accounts in which the appropriate tax is paid directly by the purchaser, rather than the seller, to the state. Because such purchasers are included in this table, many industries not typically involved in making taxable retail sales (such as manufacturing) are represented.
Data shown in this publication are from records of the Ohio Department of Taxation.