School District Income Tax

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In Ohio, school districts are permitted to levy a school district income tax subject to voter approval. As of January 2018, income taxes were in place in 190 school districts.

This page is designed to help individuals and employers who want more information about the school district income tax, including how to file an annual return and whether or not a particular school district has enacted such a tax.

Key taxpayer resources

  • Electronic filing options — Ohio now offers several ways to file a school district income tax return electronically. Learn more here.
  • Make a payment — If you owe, you have options, including the Department of Taxation's online ePayment system for making payments by credit card or electronic check. Learn more about ePayment here.
  • School districts with an income tax:
    • Full list  — Here is a list of school districts with an income tax
    • The Finder — Not sure which school district you live in? This online tool can help.

Key employer resources

  • General Guidelines— Employers that do business in Ohio are responsible for withholding state and school district income taxes from their employees' pay. Learn more here.
  • 2018 employer withholding requirements letter— This letter to employers outlines the basic school district income tax withholding responsibilities. It includes a list of all school districts with an income in effect for 2018.
  • 2017 employer withholding requirements letter — This letter to employers outlines the basic school district income tax withholding responsibilities. It includes a list of all school districts with an income in effect for 2017.

Other resources

  • Annual report (PDF) — The school district income tax chapter of the Department of Taxation's latest annual report is here.