Tax Data Series

Individual Income Tax

2011 Income Tax Returns By Income Class

A total of 5,284,895 Ohio personal income tax returns were filed for tax year 2011 (April 17, 2012 filing deadline). This represented an increase of 1.35 percent from the number of returns filed the previous year. Total federal adjusted gross income of approximately $352.7 billion was reported on the returns, an increase of 4.45 percent from the amount reported for 2011. The average federal adjusted gross income per return was $66,744, an increase of 3.1 percent from 2010. Taxpayers claimed personal exemptions ($1,650 per person) valued at approximately $17.3 billion, an average of $3,275 per return, or approximately two exemptions per return. Ohio taxable income reported on the returns totaled $324.0 billion, an average of $61,310 per return.

Ohio's graduated income tax rates are applied to each taxpayer’s Ohio taxable income to obtain tax liability before the application of credits.  The 2011 tax rates were applied to nine segments of taxable income, with a 0.587 percent rate applied to the first $5,100 of every taxpayer's taxable income, up to a top rate of 5.925 percent on that portion of a taxpayer's taxable income which exceeded $204,200.  Applying these graduated tax rates to Ohio taxable income for all taxpayers yielded total liability of about $13.1 billion before the application of credits.

Net tax liability after subtraction of the personal exemption credit, joint filer credit for two working spouses, senior citizen credit, and other credits was $8.2 billion.

All figures shown in table Y-1 were compiled from returns filed for tax year 2011 with the Ohio Department of Taxation.