5727.87 Compensating county for loss of administrative fees due to tax value loss.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Administrative fees" means the dollar percentages allowed by the county auditor for services or by the county treasurer as fees, or paid to the credit of the real estate assessment fund, under divisions (A) and (C) of section 319.54 and division (A) of section 321.26 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Administrative fee loss" means a county's loss of administrative fees due to its tax value loss, determined as follows:

(a) For purposes of the determination made under division (B) of this section in the years 2002 through 2006, the administrative fee loss shall be computed by multiplying the amounts determined for all taxing districts in the county under divisions (G) and (H) of section 5727.84 of the Revised Code by nine thousand six hundred fifty-nine ten-thousandths of one per cent if total taxes collected in the county in 1999 exceeded one hundred fifty million dollars, or one and one thousand one hundred fifty-nine ten-thousandths of one per cent if total taxes collected in the county in 1999 were one hundred fifty million dollars or less;

(b) For purposes of the determination under division (B) of this section in the years 2007 through 2011, the administrative fee loss shall be the lesser of the amount computed under division (A)(2)(a) of this section or the amount determined by subtracting from the dollar amount of administrative fees collected in the county in 1999, the dollar amount of administrative fees collected in the county in the current calendar year.

(3) "Total taxes collected" means all money collected on any tax duplicate of the county, other than the estate tax duplicates. "Total taxes collected" does not include amounts received pursuant to divisions (F) and (G) of section 321.24 or section 323.156 of the Revised Code.

(B) Not later than the thirty-first day of December of 2001 through 2005, the tax commissioner shall certify to each county auditor the tax levy losses calculated under divisions (G) and (H) of section 5727.84 of the Revised Code for each school district, joint vocational school district, and local taxing unit in the county. Not later than the thirty-first day of January of 2002 through 2011, the county auditor shall determine the administrative fee loss for the county and apportion that loss ratably among the school districts, joint vocational school districts, and local taxing units on the basis of the tax levy losses certified under this division.

(C) On or before each of the days prescribed for the settlements under divisions (A) and (C) of section 321.24 of the Revised Code in the years 2002 through 2011, the county treasurer shall deduct one-half of the amount apportioned to each school district, joint vocational school district, and local taxing unit from the portions of revenue payable to them.

(D) On or before each of the days prescribed for settlements under divisions (A) and (C) of section 321.24 of the Revised Code in the years 2002 through 2011, the county auditor shall cause to be deposited an amount equal to one-half of the amount of the administrative fee loss in the same funds as if allowed as administrative fees.

After payment of the administrative fee loss on or before August 10, 2011, all payments under this section shall cease.

Cite as R.C. § 5727.87

History. Effective Date: 09-05-2001; 2007 HB119 06-30-2007