Tax Data Series

Individual Income Tax

Personal Income Tax
2003 Income Tax Returns by County

Table Y-3 contains data compiled from 2003 Ohio personal income tax returns categorized by county as indicated by taxpayers on their returns. The table indicates number of tax returns filed, total income, and total Ohio income tax liability for each county. Each of these figures is also shown as a percentage of the 88 county total.

Of the 5,192,711 tax returns which indicated county of residence, approximately 11.6 percent (603,402) represented Cuyahoga County. Residents of Ohio's eight largest counties filed 48.6 percent of the returns, reported 51.4 percent of the total income, and paid 53.6 percent of the total tax. Based on the number of returns filed, the eight largest counties (largest city in parentheses) in descending order are: Cuyahoga (Cleveland), Franklin (Columbus), Hamilton (Cincinnati), Summit (Akron), Montgomery (Dayton), Lucas (Toledo), Stark (Canton), and Butler (Hamilton).

All figures shown in Table Y-3 were compiled from returns filed for tax year 2003 (April 15, 2004 filing deadline) with the Ohio Department of Taxation.