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Ohio State Income Tax Rates Forms Filing

If you are a resident of Ohio and you’ve accumulated income, then you will be required to file an Ohio state income tax return. The same goes to part year residents, if you earned anything, it must be reported.

There are some exceptions to having to file which are mostly related to having low income, if you’re income is something in the range of $10,000 to $13,000 then be sure to look up the specific rules to who doesn’t have to file.

Ohio implements both sales and income tax and the income tax rate brackets look like this:

Single
$0 – $5,100 – .59%
$5,100 – $10,200 – 1.17%
$10,200 – $13,350 – 2.35%
$13,350 – $20,450 – 2.94%
$20,450 – $40,850 – 3.52%
$40,850 – $81,650 – 4.11%
$81,650 – $102,100 – 4.7%
$102,100 – $204,200 – 5.45%
$204,200+ 5.92%

Married/Jointly
$0 -$5,100 – .59%
$5,100 – $10,200 – 1.17%
$10,200 – $15,350 – 2.35%
$15,350 – $20,450 – 2.94%
$20,450 – $40,850 – 3.52%
$40,850 – $81,650 – 4.11%
$81,650 – $102,100 4.7%
$102,100 – $204,200 – 5.45%
$204,200+ – 5.92%

Like most other states you’ll be required to file your state tax return under the same tax filing status as you listed on your federal return. If this is your first time filing an Ohio state income tax return it may surprise you to learn that they don’t allow anyone take a standard or itemized deduction. This seems to be offset by their relatively low income tax rates. You can, however, take a personal exemption of $1,650 or $3,300 for those married filing jointly. You can also take a $1,650 exemption for any dependents you can claim.

Ohio imposes a moderate 5.5% sales tax on most goods besides food, newspapers, magazine subscriptions, telephone service and prescription drugs. Like most states, counties and cities have the ability to impose an additional sales tax which in Ohio means up to an extra 2.25%.
The gasoline excise tax is 28 cents per gallon and that’s the same rate for diesel fuel as well. The cigarette excise tax is $1.25 a pack. There is no inheritance or estate tax.

Like most other states, Ohio encourages its tax payers to e-file as it saves everyone time and money and lessens the amount of paper we have to use.

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