Tax Data Series

Individual Income Tax

2009 Income Tax Returns by County

Table Y-3 contains data compiled from 2009 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 5,174,275 tax returns which indicated county of residence, approximately 10.9 percent (562,591) represented Cuyahoga County.  Residents of Ohio's eight largest counties filed 46.8 percent of the returns with a county of residence, reported 50.6 percent of the total income, and paid 52.6 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 2009 (April 15, 2010 filing deadline) with the Ohio Department of Taxation.