Tax Data Series

Sales and Use Tax

State and Permissive (Local) Sales & Use Tax Collections for Industries Directly and Indirectly Related to Travel & Tourism, January - June 2008

The Ohio Department of Taxation is required under ORC Section 5739.36 to summarize and publish sales and use tax collections for industries related directly and indirectly to travel and tourism by industrial classification for each preceding six month period. The following table covers tax collections for January through June 2008.

For the last six months of fiscal year 2008, state and permissive (i.e. local) sales and use tax collections totaled $2.1 billion from a total of 84,480 accounts. Out of the 26 classification groups, 12 are related directly to travel and tourism while 14 are indirectly related. Sales tax collections ranged from a high of $520.7 million by department/general merchandise stores to a low of $128,086 by cultural institutions. The number of accounts per classification ranged from 33,419 miscellaneous store retailers to 44 air transportation businesses.

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