Chapter 5707: COUNTY TAXES

5707.01 Annual tax levy.

The board of county commissioners of any county at their June session, annually, may levy a tax not exceeding three mills on each dollar valuation of taxable property within the county, for county purposes other than for roads, bridges, county buildings, sites therefor, and the purchase of lands for infirmary purposes. For the purpose of building county buildings, purchasing sites therefor, and purchasing lands for infirmary purposes, the board may levy a tax not exceeding two mills on such valuation.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

5707.02 Tax levy for judicial and court fund.

The board of county commissioners at their June session, annually, may levy a tax on each dollar of valuation of taxable property within their county, for the purpose of creating a judicial and court fund, as follows:

(A) In a county where the amount of such taxable property does not exceed three million dollars, not exceeding two mills;

(B) Where the amount exceeds three million dollars and does not exceed five million dollars, one and five-tenths mills;

(C) Where the amount exceeds five million dollars and does not exceed eight million dollars, one and two-tenths mills;

(D) Where the amount exceeds eight million dollars and does not exceed twelve million dollars, one mill;

(E) Where the amount exceeds twelve million dollars and does not exceed sixteen million dollars, eight-tenths of a mill;

(F) Where the amount exceeds sixteen million dollars and does not exceed twenty-six million dollars, six-tenths of a mill;

(G) Where the amount exceeds twenty-six million dollars and does not exceed seventy-five million dollars, four-tenths of a mill;

(H) Where the amount exceeds seventy-five million dollars and does not exceed one hundred million dollars, two-tenths of a mill;

(I) Where the amount exceeds one hundred million dollars and does not exceed one hundred fifty million dollars, one-tenth of a mill;

(J) Where the amount exceeds one hundred fifty million dollars and does not exceed two hundred million dollars, one-twentieth of a mill;

(K) Where the amount exceeds two hundred million dollars, one-fortieth of a mill.

Such funds shall be expended for the payment of all the expenses, subject to section 307.01 , 2101.11 , or 2151.10 of the Revised Code, of the various courts of the county. If such fund becomes inadequate to meet the expenses of the courts, the general or county fund shall be drawn upon for the payment of such expenses.

Effective Date: 07-26-1979

5707.03 Tax levy on property on intangible property tax list - rates.

Annual taxes are hereby levied on the kinds of intangible property, enumerated in this section, on the intangible property tax list in the office of the treasurer of state at the following rates:

(A) On investments, five per cent of income yield or of income as provided by section 5711.10 of the Revised Code for the 1983, 1984, and 1985 return years and no tax for subsequent return years;

(B) On unproductive investments, two mills on the dollar for the 1983, 1984, and 1985 return years and no tax for subsequent return years;

(C) On deposits, one and three-eighths mills on the dollar for the 1982 and 1983 return years and no tax for subsequent return years;

(D) On shares of, and capital employed by, dealers in intangibles, eight mills on the dollar for return years prior to 2014 and no tax under this section for subsequent return years;

(E) On money, credits, and all other taxable intangibles, three mills on the dollar for the 1983, 1984, and 1985 return years and no tax for subsequent return years.

The object and distribution of such taxes shall be as provided in section 5725.24 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.186, HB 510, §1, eff. 3/27/2013.

Effective Date: 07-01-1987

5707.031 Tax credit certificate against tax on intangibles dealer.

As used in this section, "qualifying dealer in intangibles" means a dealer in intangibles that is a qualifying dealer in intangibles as defined in section 5733.45 of the Revised Code or a member of a qualifying controlled group, as defined in section 5733.04 of the Revised Code, of which an insurance company also is a member on the first day of January of the year in and for which the tax imposed by section 5707.03 of the Revised Code is required to be paid by the dealer.

Upon the issuance of a tax credit certificate by the Ohio venture capital authority under section 150.07 of the Revised Code, a refundable credit may be claimed against the tax imposed on a qualifying dealer in intangibles under section 5707.03 and Chapter 5725. of the Revised Code. The credit shall be claimed on a return due under section 5725.14 of the Revised Code after the certificate is issued by the authority.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 1/1/2012.

Effective Date: 06-30-2005; 06-05-2006

5707.04 Tax levy on intangible property on classified tax list - rates.

Annual taxes are hereby levied on the kinds of intangible property, enumerated in this section, on the classified tax list in the office of the county auditor and the duplicate thereof in the office of the county treasurer at the following rates:

(A) On investments, five per cent of income yield or of income as provided by section 5711.10 of the Revised Code for the 1983, 1984, and 1985 return years and no tax for subsequent years;

(B) On unproductive investments, two mills on the dollar for the 1983, 1984, and 1985 return years and no tax for subsequent years;

(C) On deposits, one and three-eighths mills on the dollar for the 1982 and 1983 return years and no tax for subsequent return years;

(D) On money, credits, and all other taxable intangibles, three mills on the dollar for the 1983, 1984, and 1985 return years and no tax for subsequent years.

The object and distribution of such taxes shall be as provided in sections 5705.32 and 5747.48 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 01-01-1986

5707.05 [Repealed].

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §105.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 11-19-1996

5707.051 Amended and Renumbered RC 5747.48.

Effective Date: 09-11-1985

5707.06 [Repealed].

Effective Date: 11-17-1969

5707.07 Levy to pay bonds given for railroad subscription.

The authorities of a county, city, or township which have subscribed to the capital stock of a railroad company and have issued its bonds or other securities for the payment of such subscription, may levy annually on the taxable property thereof, within five years next before the principal of such bonds or other securities is payable, if the market price of the stock of such railroad company is less than seventy-five per cent on its par value, such tax, not exceeding one mill on the dollar, as will be sufficient to balance the discount on the railroad stock held by such county, city, or township, by the time such bonds become due. The proceeds of such taxes shall form, with such stock, a sinking fund, and be invested in the purchase of the bonds issued by such county, city, or township, or in other safe and productive securities, and be applied only to the payment of the bonds so issued.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953

5707.08 Authority to create county, township, or municipal forests - tax levy.

The governing body of any municipal corporation, township, or county may accept donations of land suitable for the growth of timber, which lands shall be known as municipal, township, or county forests, and may manage the same on forestry principles. The governing body of any municipal corporation, township, or county, where funds are available or have been levied therefor, may, when authorized by a majority vote of the electorate voting at any general election, purchase or obtain by condemnation proceedings any tract of land suitable for a forest which is conveniently located for the purpose, and under the direction of the chief of the division of forestry of the department of natural resources shall manage the same on forestry principles. Such municipal corporation, township, or county may levy and collect an annual tax not exceeding three mills on the dollar of its assessed real estate valuation, in addition to all other taxes authorized or permitted by law, to procure and maintain such forests.

Effective Date: 09-01-1976