5751.22 Distribution of fixed-sum payments to local taxing units.

(A) Not later than January 1, 2006, the tax commissioner shall compute the payments to be made to each local taxing unit, and to each public library that receives the proceeds of a tax levied under section 5705.23 of the Revised Code, for each year according to divisions (A)(1), (2), (3), and (4) of this section as this section existed on that date, and shall distribute the payments in the manner prescribed by division (C) of this section. The calculation of the fixed-sum levy loss shall cover a time period sufficient to include all fixed-sum levies for which the commissioner determined, pursuant to division (E) of section 5751.20 of the Revised Code, that a fixed-sum levy loss is to be reimbursed.

(1) Except as provided in division (A)(3) of this section, for fixed-rate levy losses determined under division (D) of section 5751.20 of the Revised Code, payments shall be made in an amount equal to the following:

(a) For tax years 2006 through 2010, one hundred per cent of such losses;

(b) For the payment in tax year 2011 to be made on or before the twentieth day of November, the sum of the amount in division (A)(1)(b)(i) or (ii) and division (A)(1)(b)(iii) of this section:

(i) If the ratio of six-sevenths of the TPP allocation to total resources is equal to or less than the threshold per cent, zero;

(ii) If the ratio of six-sevenths of the TPP allocation to total resources is greater than the threshold per cent, the difference of six-sevenths of the TPP allocation minus the product of total resources multiplied by the threshold per cent;

(iii) In the case of a municipal corporation, six-sevenths of the product of the non-current expense TPP allocation multiplied by seventy-five per cent.

(c) For tax years 2012 and thereafter, the sum of the amount in division (A)(1)(c)(i) or (ii) and division (A)(1)(c)(iii) of this section:

(i) If the ratio of TPP allocation to total resources is equal to or less than the threshold per cent, zero;

(ii) If the ratio of TPP allocation to total resources is greater than the threshold per cent, the TPP allocation minus the product of total resources multiplied by the threshold per cent;

(iii) In the case of a municipal corporation, non-current expense TPP allocation multiplied by fifty per cent for tax year 2012 and twenty-five per cent for tax years 2013 and thereafter;

(d) For tax years 2012 and thereafter, in the case of a county, school district, municipal corporation, or township public library, the amount in division (A)(1)(d)(i) or (ii) of this section:

(i) If the ratio of TPP allocation for library purposes to total library resources is equal to or less than the threshold per cent, zero;

(ii) If the ratio of TPP allocation for library purposes to total library resources is greater than the threshold per cent, the TPP allocation for library purposes minus the product of total library resources multiplied by the threshold per cent.

(2) For fixed-sum levy losses determined under division (E) of section 5751.20 of the Revised Code, payments shall be made in the amount of one hundred per cent of the fixed-sum levy loss for payments required to be made in 2006 through 2011, except that no payments shall be made for qualifying levies that have expired. For payments required to be made in 2012 and thereafter, payments shall be made in the amount of fifty per cent of the fixed-sum levy loss until the qualifying levy has expired.

(3) For taxes levied within the ten-mill limitation or pursuant to a municipal charter for debt purposes in tax year 2005, payments shall be made based on the schedule in division (A)(1) of this section for each of the calendar years 2006 through 2010. For each of the calendar years 2011 through 2017, the percentages for calendar year 2010 shall be used for taxes levied within the ten-mill limitation or pursuant to a municipal charter for debt purposes in tax year 2010, as long as such levies continue to be used for debt purposes. If the purpose of such a qualifying levy is changed, that levy becomes subject to the payment schedules in divisions (A)(1)(a) to (h) of this section. No payments shall be made for such levies after calendar year 2017. For the purposes of this division, taxes levied pursuant to a municipal charter refer to taxes levied pursuant to a provision of a municipal charter that permits the tax to be levied without prior voter approval.

(B) Beginning in 2007, by the thirty-first day of January of each year, the tax commissioner shall review the calculation originally made under division (A) of this section of the fixed-sum levy losses determined under division (E) of section 5751.20 of the Revised Code. If the commissioner determines that a fixed-sum levy that had been scheduled to be reimbursed in the current year has expired, a revised calculation for that and all subsequent years shall be made.

(C) Payments to local taxing units and public libraries required to be made under division (A) of this section shall be paid from the local government tangible property tax replacement fund to the county undivided income tax fund in the proper county treasury. From May 2006 through November 2010, one-seventh of the amount determined under that division shall be paid by the last day of May each year, and three-sevenths shall be paid by the last day of August and October each year. From May 2011 through November 2013, one-seventh of the amount determined under that division shall be paid on or before the last day of May each year, and six-sevenths shall be paid on or before the thirtieth day of November each year, except that in November 2011, the payment shall equal one hundred per cent of the amount calculated for that payment. Beginning in May 2014, one-half of the amount determined under that division shall be paid on or before the last day of May each year, and one-half shall be paid on or before the thirtieth day of November each year. Within thirty days after receipt of such payments, the county treasurer shall distribute amounts determined under division (A) of this section to the proper local taxing unit or public library as if they had been levied and collected as taxes, and the local taxing unit or public library shall apportion the amounts so received among its funds in the same proportions as if those amounts had been levied and collected as taxes.

(D) For each of the fiscal years 2006 through 2018, if the total amount in the local government tangible property tax replacement fund is insufficient to make all payments under division (C) of this section at the times the payments are to be made, the director of budget and management shall transfer from the general revenue fund to the local government tangible property tax replacement fund the difference between the total amount to be paid and the amount in the local government tangible property tax replacement fund. For each fiscal year after 2018, at the time payments under division (A)(2) of this section are to be made, the director of budget and management shall transfer from the general revenue fund to the local government property tax replacement fund the amount necessary to make such payments.

(E) On the fifteenth day of June of each year from 2006 through 2018, the director of budget and management may transfer any balance in the local government tangible property tax replacement fund to the general revenue fund.

(F) If all or a part of the territories of two or more local taxing units are merged, or unincorporated territory of a township is annexed by a municipal corporation, the tax commissioner shall adjust the payments made under this section to each of the local taxing units in proportion to the square mileage of the merged or annexed territory as a percentage of the total square mileage of the jurisdiction from which the territory originated, or as otherwise provided by a written agreement between the legislative authorities of the local taxing units certified to the commissioner not later than the first day of June of the calendar year in which the payment is to be made.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.117, HB 508, §1, eff. 6/6/2012.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.117, HB 508, §1, eff. 6/6/2012.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 6/30/2011.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 06-30-2005; 03-30-2006