Ohio State Tax Return

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Ohio Individual Income Tax Provisions

Taxing residents on their individual income is a common practice among many of the states, and they have three options when it comes to which system to use. Ohio uses a joint system, which means married couples are taxed as a single economic unit, combining their incomes into on amount to be taxed.

While the federal adjusted gross income is used as a base for taxation, there are several difference between the federal tax laws and Ohio state laws.

Exemptions

Some sources of income are exempt from inclusion in the amount that residents are taxed on. These include:

  • Pension/Retirement Income up to $200 for private, public, and civil service.
  • Social Security Benefits
  • U.S. Military Retirement Income
  • Disability Income
  • Interest and dividends from U.S. Government bonds
  • Gains from Ohio public obligation dispositions

Deductions

Ohio does not have a standard deduction for state residents, however there are other deductions that can help taxpayers save:

  • Medical expenses in excess of 7.5% of Federal AGI
  • Medical and long-term care insurance
  • Contributions and Distribution from the Ohio college advantage plan
  • Room and Board expenses from the Ohio College Plan and Pell Grants
  • Federal target jobs and work opportunity credits
  • 50% of Ohio small business investment income up to $250,000
  • State MSA contributions
  • Contributions to individual development accounts
  • Expenses from organ donation
  • Reimbursements received by National Guard members to apply to life insurance premiums
  • Death benefits received by a member of the Ohio National Guard killed in active duty

2017 Ohio Tax Rates

If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $5,250 0.528% of the amount over $0
$5,250 $10,500 $27.72 plus 1.057% of the amount over $5,250
$10,500 $15,800 $83.21 plus 2.113% of the amount over $10,500
$15,800 $21,100 $195.20 plus 2.642% of the amount over $15,800
$21,100 $42,100 $335.23 plus 3.169% of the amount over $21,100
$42,100 $84,200 $1,000.72 plus 3.698% of the amount over $42,100
$84,200 $105,300 $2,557.58 plus 4.226% of the amount over $84,200
$105,300 $210,600 $3,449.26 plus 4.906% of the amount over $105,300
$210,600 - $8,615.28 plus 5.333% of the amount over $210,600
* Many municipalities and school districts in Ohio collect income taxes of their own, with rates as high as 3% in some areas.

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AdamsBentonville, Blue Creek, Cherry Fork, Lynx, Manchester, Peebles, Seaman, West Union, Winchester
AllenBeaverdam, Bluffton, Cairo, Delphos, Gomer, Harrod, Lafayette, Lima, Spencerville
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BrownAberdeen, Decatur, Fayetteville, Feesburg, Georgetown, Hamersville, Higginsport, Mount Orab, Ripley, Russellville, Sardinia
ButlerCollege Corner, Collinsville, Fairfield, Hamilton, Middletown, Monroe, Okeana, Overpeck, Oxford, Ross, Seven Mile, Shandon, Somerville, Trenton, West Chester
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UnionBroadway, Irwin, Magnetic Springs, Marysville, Milford Center, Raymond, Richwood, Unionville Center
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