Tax Data Series

Sales and Use Tax

State and Permissive (Local) Sales & Use Tax Collections for Industries Directly and Indirectly Related to Travel & Tourism, July - December 2008

The Ohio Department of Taxation is required under ORC Section 5739.36 to summarize and publish sales and use tax collections for industries related directly and indirectly to travel and tourism by industrial classification for each preceding six month period. The following table covers tax collections for July through December 2008.

For the first six months of fiscal year 2009, state and permissive (i.e. local) sales and use tax collections totaled $2.1 billion from a total of 79,728 accounts. Out of the 26 classification groups, 12 are related directly to travel and tourism while 14 are indirectly related. Sales tax collections ranged from a high of $601.5 million by department/general merchandise stores to a low of $149,759 by cultural institutions. The number of accounts per classification ranged from 30,291 miscellaneous store retailers to 39 air transportation firms.

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