5747.025 Personal exemptions.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in this division, the personal exemption for the taxpayer and the taxpayer's spouse shall be seven hundred fifty dollars each for the taxable year beginning in 1996, eight hundred fifty dollars each for the taxable year beginning in 1997, nine hundred fifty dollars each for the taxable year beginning in 1998, and one thousand fifty dollars each for the taxable year beginning in 1999 and taxable years beginning after 1999. The personal exemption amount prescribed in this division for taxable years beginning after 1999 shall be adjusted each year in the manner prescribed in division (C) of this section. In the case of an individual with respect to whom an exemption under section 5747.02 of the Revised Code is allowable to another taxpayer for a taxable year beginning in the calendar year in which the individual's taxable year begins, the exemption amount applicable to such individual for such individual's taxable year shall be zero.

(B) The personal exemption for each dependent shall be eight hundred fifty dollars for the taxable year beginning in 1996, and one thousand fifty dollars for the taxable year beginning in 1997 and taxable years beginning after 1997. The personal exemption amount prescribed in this division for taxable years beginning after 1999 shall be adjusted each year in the manner prescribed in division (C) of this section.

(C) Except as otherwise provided in this division, in August of each year, the tax commissioner shall determine the percentage increase in the gross domestic product deflator determined by the bureau of economic analysis of the United States department of commerce from the first day of January of the preceding calendar year to the last day of December of the preceding year, and make a new adjustment to the personal exemption amount for taxable years beginning in the current calendar year by multiplying that amount by the percentage increase in the gross domestic product deflator for that period; adding the resulting product to the personal exemption amount for taxable years beginning in the preceding calendar year; and rounding the resulting sum upward to the nearest multiple of fifty dollars. The adjusted amount applies to taxable years beginning in the calendar year in which the adjustment is made and to taxable years beginning in each ensuing calendar year until a calendar year in which a new adjustment is made pursuant to this division. The commissioner shall not make a new adjustment in any calendar year in which the amount resulting from the adjustment would be less than the amount resulting from the adjustment in the preceding calendar year. The commissioner shall not make a new adjustment for taxable years beginning in 2013, 2014, or 2015.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 41, HB 72, §1, eff. 10/31/2013.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 09-06-2002

Related Legislative Provision: See 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §803.80.