Tax Data Series

State and Local Taxation Comparison

State & Local Tax Comparisons, 1984 - 1985

Ohio's per capita state and local taxes were $1,331 in 1984-1985, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce, ranking Ohio 27th among the 50 states. The high was $4,584 (Alaska) and the low was $918 (Mississippi). The U.S. average was $1,462.

In state taxes alone, Ohio ranked 29th at $805, compared with a high of $3,620 (Alaska) and a low of $435 (New Hampshire). The state average was $904.

In local taxes alone, Ohio ranked 24th at $525 per capita. This compared to a high of $1,170 (New York) and a low of $225 (Mississippi). The state average was $558.

As a percent of personal income, combined state and local taxes in Ohio ranked 31st at 10.8 percent. This compares to a high of 27.3 percent (Alaska) and a low of 8.2 percent (New Hampshire). The U.S. average was 11.6 percent.

Using state taxes alone as a percent of personal income, Ohio ranked 38th with a rate of 6.5 percent. This compares with a high of 21.6 percent (Alaska) and a low of 3.4 percent (New Hampshire). The US average was 7.2 percent.

In local taxes alone, as a percentage of income Ohio ranked 24th at 4.3 percent. This compares with a high of 8.2 percent (New York) and a low of 1.8 percent (Delaware). The US average was 4.4 percent.

State and local taxes include all taxes levied within the State of Ohio, including such taxes as the state personal income, sales, and franchise taxes, as well as local taxes that include municipal income, local permissive sales and various property taxes. All figures are from the most recent annual data of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.