Tax Data Series

Manufactured Homes

Number of Homestead Exemptions Granted, Average Reduction in Taxable Value and Total Reduction in Taxes, by County, Tax Year 1996

Manufactured home homestead exemption property tax reductions were granted to 11,883 manufactured home homeowners for the 1996 tax year (1996 collections). Qualified senior citizens or disabled manufactured home homeowners receive tax reductions based on their total income, provided that the income does not exceed $20,800. The taxes on the property owned by such taxpayers were reduced by $1,298,043. The average tax reduction amounted to $109.24, and the average reduction in value amounted to $1,547.

Cuyahoga County had the greatest number of these persons receiving this tax reduction, 715, and the largest total reduction in taxes, $130,266. Warren County had the least number of persons receiving this tax reduction, 13, while Paulding County had the least total reduction in taxes, $941.

The figures in the first two columns of this table were compiled through a survey of county auditors conducted by the Ohio Department of Taxation. The data in the third column showing the reduction in real property taxes are the actual amounts reimbursed to each county for the manufactured home homestead exemption, including reimbursements for refunds issued by the county to taxpayers that filed "late" applications for the tax year 1996 homestead exemption. Administrative fees of $25,961 paid to the county auditors are excluded from Table HE-2.

Data for this table were taken from abstracts filed by county auditors with the Ohio Department of Taxation.