State and Local Taxation Comparison
State & Local Tax Comparisons, 2008 - 2009
The TC1 and TC2 publications provide a state by state comparison of state and local taxes, on a per capita basis as well as a percentage of personal income.
Ohio's per capita state and local taxes were $3,812 in 2008-09, ranking Ohio 26th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The high was $9,098 (Alaska) and the low was $2,806 (Alabama). The U.S. average was $4,144.
As a percent of personal income, combined state and local taxes in Ohio ranked 16th at 10.5 percent. This compares to a high of 20.6 percent (Alaska) and a low of 7.9 percent (South Dakota). The US average was 10.2 percent.
State and local taxes include all taxes levied within the State of Ohio, including such state taxes as the personal income tax, sales tax, and corporate franchise tax, as well as local taxes that include municipal income, local permissive sales and various property taxes.
Population estimates were derived from are derived from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census. State and local taxes were extracted from "Government Finances" data series of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census (issued September 22, 2011). Personal income data was obtained through the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.
The tax data are for fiscal year 2009, meaning any twelve month accounting period that ended between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009. Most states (including Ohio) use a July through June accounting period so the state data generally reflects the July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009 period. Most local governments (including those in Ohio) use a calendar year based accounting period, so the local tax figures most commonly reflect the January 1 - December 31, 2008 period. Personal income data (used in table TC-2) are for calendar year 2008 while the population data set (used in Table TC-1) is an estimate derived for calendar year 2009.