Tax Data Series

Individual Income Tax

Personal Income Tax
1997 Income Tax Returns by County

Table Y-3 contains data compiled from 1997 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 5,139,311 tax returns which indicated county of residence, approximately 12.3 percent (634,025) represented Cuyahoga County. Residents of Ohio's eight largest counties filed 49.7 percent of the returns, reported 53.1 percent of the total income, and paid 55.8 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), Montgomery (Dayton), Summit (Akron), Lucas (Toledo), Stark (Canton), and Butler (Hamilton).

All figures shown in Table Y-3 were compiled from returns filed for tax year 1997 (April 15,1998 filing deadline) with the Ohio Department of Taxation.