Tax Data Series

Sales and Use Tax

Sales and Use Tax Collections for July 2005 through December 2005, by Industrial Classification

The Ohio Department of Taxation is required under ORC Section 5739.36 to summarize and publish sales tax collections by industrial classification for each preceding six month period.  The following table covers sales tax collections for July through December 2005. 

For the last six months of calendar year 2005, state and permissive (i.e. local) sales and use tax collections totaled $4.0 billion from a total of 228,368 accounts. Out of the 37 classification groups, sales tax collections ranged from a high of $582.1 million by general merchandise stores to a low of $34,061 by cultural institutions.  The number of accounts per classification ranged from 51,410 miscellaneous store retailers to 19 management companies.

Figures shown in this publication are from records of the Ohio Department of Taxation.