(A) All real property in this state is subject to taxation, except only such as is expressly exempted therefrom.
(B) Except as provided by division (C) of this section or otherwise expressly exempted from taxation:
(1) All personal property located and used in business in this state, and all domestic animals kept in this state and not used in agriculture are subject to taxation, regardless of the residence of the owners thereof.
(2) All ships, vessels, and boats, and all shares and interests therein, defined in section 5701.03 of the Revised Code as personal property and belonging to persons residing in this state, and aircraft belonging to persons residing in this state and not used in business wholly in another state, other than aircraft licensed in accordance with sections 4561.17 to 4561.21 of the Revised Code, are subject to taxation.
(C) The following property of the kinds mentioned in division (B) of this section shall be exempt from taxation:
(1) Unmanufactured tobacco to the extent of the value, or amounts, of any unpaid nonrecourse loans thereon granted by the United States government or any agency thereof.
(3) Except as otherwise provided in section 5711.27 of the Revised Code, all other such property if the aggregate taxable value thereof required to be listed by the taxpayer under Chapter 5711. of the Revised Code does not exceed ten thousand dollars.
(a) If the taxable value of such property exceeds ten thousand dollars only such property having an aggregate taxable value of ten thousand dollars shall be exempt.
(i) The taxable value of such property in the district having the greatest amount of such value shall be reduced until the exemption has been fully utilized or the value has been reduced to zero, whichever occurs first;
(ii) If the exemption has not been fully utilized under division (C)(3)(b)(i) of this section, the value in the district having the second greatest value shall be reduced until the exemption has been fully utilized or the value has been reduced to zero, whichever occurs first;
(iii) If the exemption has not been fully utilized under division (C)(3)(b)(ii) of this section, further reductions shall be made, in repeated steps which include property in districts having declining values, until the exemption has been fully utilized.
(D) All property mentioned as taxable in this section shall be entered on the general tax list and duplicate of taxable property.
Effective Date: 07-01-1997