School District Data
School District Income Tax
School District Income Tax Distributions, Quarterly Report,
Fiscal Year 2003
Table SD-2-Q4 shows four quarterly distributions of school
district income taxes to school districts during fiscal year
2003. Payments are made by the Ohio Department of Taxation at
the end of the month following the end of a calendar quarter.
For the fourth quarterly payment in fiscal year 2003, a total
of $36.0 million was distributed to 134 school districts. The
total distribution during fiscal year 2003 amounted to a
total of $145.6 million.
Pickerington Local School District in Fairfield County
received the largest amount for districts that received four
payments ($9,089,198). The smallest distribution for
districts with an existing tax for entire fiscal year went to
Bettsville Local School District in Seneca County ($221,706).
In 1989, the legislature enacted Senate Bill 28,
reauthorizing the use of local income taxes for school
districts. The school district income tax is closely tied to
the state income tax, having identical tax bases. The tax is
paid by residents of the district, regardless of where they
work. Non-residents working in the district and corporations
are not taxed.
The taxes are collected by the state in the same manner as
the state income tax--through quarterly estimated payments,
annual returns or withholding. Employers remit withholding
tax either monthly or quarterly; employers who pay on a
partial weekly schedule for state purposes pay monthly for
school district purposes. The State retains 1.50 percent of
collections to cover administrative expenses.