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**Article 1. General Provisions**

(A) The tax levied on a financial institution under this chapter shall be the greater of the following:

(1) A minimum tax equal to one thousand dollars;

(2) The product of the total Ohio equity capital of the financial institution, as determined under this section, multiplied by eight mills for each dollar of the first two hundred million dollars of total Ohio equity capital, by four mills for each dollar of total Ohio equity capital greater than two hundred million and less than one billion three hundred million dollars, and by two and one-half mills for each dollar of total Ohio equity capital equal to or greater than one billion three hundred million dollars.

(B) If the reporting person for a financial institution files an FR Y-9 or call report, the total equity capital of the financial institution shall equal the total equity capital shown on the reporting person's FR Y-9 or call report as of the end of the taxable year. The total equity capital of all other financial institutions shall be reported as of the end of the taxable year in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

(C) For the purposes of this section, "total Ohio equity capital" means the product of the total equity capital of a financial institution as of the end of a taxable year multiplied by the Ohio apportionment ratio calculated for the financial institution under section 5726.05 of the Revised Code, except as provided in section 5726.041 of the Revised Code.

(D) All payments received from the tax levied under this chapter shall be credited to the general revenue fund.

(1) As used in this division:

(a) "First target tax amount" means two hundred million dollars.

(b) "Second target tax amount" means one hundred six per cent of the first target tax amount or, if applicable, the first target tax amount as adjusted under division (E)(2) or (3) of this section.

(c) "Amount of taxes collected" means the amount of taxes received by the tax commissioner from the tax levied under this chapter for a tax year, plus the total amount of the tax credit authorized by section 5726.57 of the Revised Code claimed on tax year 2014 reports, less any amounts refunded to taxpayers for the same tax year.

(2) If, for the tax year beginning on January 1, 2014, the total amount of taxes collected from all taxpayers under this chapter is greater than one hundred ten per cent of the first target tax amount, the tax commissioner shall decrease each tax rate provided in division (A)(2) of this section by a percentage equal to the percentage by which the amount of taxes collected exceeded the first target tax amount.

(3) If, for the tax year beginning on January 1, 2014, the total amount of taxes collected from all taxpayers under this chapter is less than ninety per cent of the first target tax amount, the tax commissioner shall increase the tax rate for each dollar of total Ohio equity capital equal to or greater than one billion three hundred million dollars as provided in division (A)(2) of this section by a percentage equal to a fraction, the denominator of which is the aggregate sum of each dollar of each taxpayer's Ohio equity capital greater than or equal to one billion three hundred million dollars, as reported by each taxpayer for tax year 2014, multiplied by the tax rate for each dollar of total Ohio equity capital greater than or equal to one billion three hundred million dollars provided under division (A)(2) of this section, and the numerator of which is the sum of the denominator and the difference obtained by subtracting the amount of taxes collected under this chapter in tax year 2014 from ninety per cent of the first target tax amount.

(4) If, for the tax year beginning on January 1, 2016, the total amount of taxes collected from all taxpayers under this chapter is greater than one hundred ten per cent of the second target tax amount, the tax commissioner shall decrease each tax rate in effect on January 1, 2016, by a percentage equal to the percentage by which the amount of taxes collected exceeded the second target tax amount.

(5) If, for the tax year beginning on January 1, 2016, the total amount of taxes collected from all taxpayers under this chapter is less than ninety per cent of the second target tax amount, the tax commissioner shall increase the tax rate for each dollar of total Ohio equity capital equal to or greater than one billion three hundred million dollars as provided in division (A)(2) of this section by a percentage equal to a fraction, the denominator of which is the aggregate sum of each dollar of each taxpayer's Ohio equity capital greater than or equal to one billion three hundred million dollars, as reported by each taxpayer for tax year 2016, multiplied by the tax rate for each dollar of total Ohio equity capital greater than or equal to one billion three hundred million dollars provided under division (A)(2) of this section, and the numerator of which is the sum of the denominator and the difference obtained by subtracting the amount of taxes collected under this chapter in tax year 2016 from ninety per cent of the second target tax amount.

(6) Tax rates adjusted pursuant to division (E)(2), (3), (4), or (5) of this section shall be rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one mill per dollar. The tax commissioner shall publish the new tax rates by journal entry and provide notice of the new tax rates to taxpayers. The new tax rates adjusted pursuant to division (E)(2) or (3) of this section shall apply to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2015. The new tax rates adjusted pursuant to division (E)(4) or (5) of this section shall apply to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2017.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 243, §1, eff. 3/23/2015.

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