Tax Data Series

Sales and Use Tax

County and Regional Transit Authority Permissive Sales and Use Tax Collections and Tax Rates Calendar Year 2002 & 2003

As of December 31, 2003, the Ohio Department of Taxation administered permissive sales and use taxes for 88 counties and seven transit authorities. The county tax and the transit authority tax are enacted at the local level but are collected by the state along with a five percent state sales tax. The local share is returned to the counties and regional transit authorities. The county permissive sales tax levies ranged from zero up to 1.5 percent, while the transit authority levies ranged from 0.25 percent up to 1.0 percent.

Calendar year 2003 receipts from the county permissive sales and use tax were approximately $1,140.9 million, up nearly 3.6 percent from 2002. In addition, receipts from the transit tax were approximately $272.6 million, up approximately 2.3 percent from the previous year. Overall, total collections were $1,413.5 million, a 3.3 percent increase over calendar year 2002.

Figures shown in this publication are from records of the Revenue Accounting Division of the Ohio Department of Taxation.