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Chapter 5753 | Casinos and Sports Gaming

 
 
 
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Section 5753.01 | Definitions.
 

As used in Chapter 5753. of the Revised Code and for no other purpose under Title LVII of the Revised Code:

(A) "Casino facility" has the same meaning as in section 3772.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Casino gaming" has the same meaning as in section 3772.01 of the Revised Code.

(C) "Casino operator" has the same meaning as in section 3772.01 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Gross casino revenue" means the total amount of money exchanged for the purchase of chips, tokens, tickets, electronic cards, or similar objects by casino patrons, less winnings paid to wagerers. "Gross casino revenue" does not include either of the following:

(1) The issuance to casino patrons or wagering by casino patrons of any promotional gaming credit as defined in section 3772.01 of the Revised Code. When issuance of the promotional gaming credit requires money exchanged as a match from the patron, the excludible portion of the promotional gaming credit does not include the portion of the wager purchased by the patron.

(2) Sports gaming receipts.

(E) "Person" has the same meaning as in section 3772.01 of the Revised Code.

(F) "Slot machine" has the same meaning as in section 3772.01 of the Revised Code.

(G) "Sports gaming facility" and "sports gaming proprietor" have the same meanings as in section 3775.01 of the Revised Code.

(H) "Sports gaming receipts" means the total gross receipts received by a sports gaming proprietor from the operation of sports gaming in this state, less the total of the following:

(1) All cash and cash equivalents paid as winnings to sports gaming patrons;

(2) The dollar amount of all voided wagers.

(3) Receipts received from the operation of lottery sports gaming on behalf of the state under sections 3770.23 to 3770.25 of the Revised Code.

(4)(a) On and after January 1, 2027, but before January 1, 2032, ten per cent of the promotional gaming credits wagered by patrons;

(b) On and after January 1, 2032, twenty per cent of the promotional gaming credits wagered by patrons.

As used in division (H) of this section, "promotional gaming credit" has the same meaning as in section 3775.01 of the Revised Code. When issuance of a promotional gaming credit requires money exchanged as a match from the patron, the deductible portion of the promotional gaming credit does not include the portion of the wager purchased by the patron.

(I) "Table game" has the same meaning as in section 3772.01 of the Revised Code.

(J) "Taxpayer" means a casino operator subject to the tax levied under section 5753.02 of the Revised Code or a sports gaming proprietor subject to the tax levied under section 5753.021 of the Revised Code.

(K) "Tax period" means one twenty-four-hour period with regard to which a taxpayer is required to pay the tax levied by section 5753.02 or 5753.021 of the Revised Code.

Last updated January 24, 2022 at 12:04 PM

Section 5753.02 | Tax levied on casino revenue.
 

For the purpose of funding the needs of cities, counties, public school districts, law enforcement, and the horse racing industry; funding efforts to alleviate problem gambling and substance abuse; defraying Ohio casino control commission operating costs; and defraying the costs of administering the tax, a tax is levied on the gross casino revenue received by a casino operator of a casino facility at the rate of thirty-three per cent of the casino operator's gross casino revenue at the casino facility. The tax is in addition to any other taxes or fees imposed under the Revised Code or other law and for which the casino operator is liable under Section 6(C)(2) of Article XV, Ohio Constitution.

Section 5753.021 | Tax levied on sports gaming.
 

For the purposes of funding the education needs of this state, funding interscholastic athletics and other extracurricular activities for youth, funding efforts to alleviate problem sports gaming, and defraying the costs of enforcing and administering the law governing sports gaming and the tax levied by this section, a tax is hereby levied on the sports gaming receipts of a sports gaming proprietor at the rate of ten per cent of the sports gaming receipts received by the proprietor from the operation of sports gaming in this state.

The tax imposed under this section is in addition to any other taxes or fees imposed under the Revised Code.

Last updated February 14, 2022 at 4:17 PM

Section 5753.03 | Funds created.
 

(A) For the purpose of receiving and distributing, and accounting for, revenue received from the tax levied by section 5753.02 of the Revised Code, the following funds are created in the state treasury:

(1) The casino tax revenue fund;

(2) The gross casino revenue county fund;

(3) The gross casino revenue county student fund;

(4) The gross casino revenue host city fund;

(5) The Ohio state racing commission fund;

(6) The Ohio law enforcement training fund;

(7) The problem casino gambling and addictions fund;

(8) The casino control commission fund;

(9) The casino tax administration fund;

(10) The peace officer training academy fund;

(11) The criminal justice services casino tax revenue fund.

(B) All moneys collected from the tax levied under section 5753.02 of the Revised Code shall be deposited into the casino tax revenue fund.

(C) From the casino tax revenue fund the director of budget and management shall transfer as needed to the tax refund fund amounts equal to the refunds certified by the tax commissioner under section 5753.06 of the Revised Code and attributable to the tax levied under section 5753.02 of the Revised Code.

(D) After making any transfers required by division (C) of this section, but not later than the fifteenth day of the month following the end of each calendar quarter, the director of budget and management shall transfer amounts to each fund as follows:

(1) Fifty-one per cent to the gross casino revenue county fund to make payments as required by Section 6(C)(3)(a) of Article XV, Ohio Constitution;

(2) Thirty-four per cent to the gross casino revenue county student fund to make payments as required by Section 6(C)(3)(b) of Article XV, Ohio Constitution and as provided in section 5753.11 of the Revised Code;

(3) Five per cent to the gross casino revenue host city fund for the benefit of the cities in which casino facilities are located;

(4) Three per cent to the Ohio state racing commission fund to support the efforts and activities of the Ohio state racing commission to promote horse racing in this state at which the pari-mutuel system of wagering is conducted;

(5) Two per cent to the Ohio law enforcement training fund to support law enforcement functions in the state;

(6) Two per cent to the problem casino gambling and addictions fund to support efforts of the department of mental health and addiction services to alleviate problem gambling and substance abuse and related research in the state under section 5119.47 of the Revised Code;

(7) Three per cent to the casino control commission fund to support the operations of the Ohio casino control commission and to defray the cost of administering the tax levied under section 5753.02 of the Revised Code.

Payments under divisions (D)(1) and (3) of this section shall be made by the end of the month following the end of the quarterly period. The tax commissioner shall make the data available to the director of budget and management for this purpose.

Money in the Ohio state racing commission fund shall be distributed at the discretion of the Ohio state racing commission for the purpose stated in division (D)(4) of this section by the end of the month following the end of the quarterly period. The commission may retain up to ten per cent of the amount transferred to the fund under division (D)(4) of this section for operating expenses necessary for the administration of the fund.

Payments from the gross casino revenue county student fund as required under section 5753.11 of the Revised Code shall be made by the last day of January and by the last day of August of each year, beginning in 2013. The tax commissioner shall make the data available to the director of budget and management for this purpose.

Of the money credited to the Ohio law enforcement training fund, the director of budget and management shall distribute eighty-five per cent of the money to the police officer training academy fund for the purpose of supporting the law enforcement training efforts of the Ohio peace officer training academy and fifteen per cent of the money to the criminal justice services casino tax revenue fund for the purpose of supporting the law enforcement training efforts of the division of criminal justice services.

(E)(1) The tax commissioner shall serve as an agent of the counties of this state only for the purposes of this division and solely to make payments directly to municipal corporations and school districts, as applicable, on the counties' behalf.

(2) On or before the last day of the month following the end of each calendar quarter, the tax commissioner shall provide for payment from the funds referenced in divisions (D)(1) and (3) of this section to each county and municipal corporation as prescribed in those divisions.

(3) On or before the last day of January and the last day of August each year, the commissioner shall provide for payments from the fund referenced in division (D)(2) of this section to each school district as prescribed in that division.

(F) The director of budget and management shall transfer one per cent of the money credited to the casino control commission fund to the casino tax administration fund. The tax commissioner shall use the casino tax administration fund to defray the costs incurred in administering the tax levied under section 5753.02 of the Revised Code.

(G) All investment earnings of the gross casino revenue county student fund shall be credited to the fund.

Last updated January 24, 2022 at 12:05 PM

Section 5753.031 | Distribution of sports gaming tax revenue.
 

(A) For the purpose of receiving and distributing, and accounting for, revenue received from the tax levied by section 5753.021 of the Revised Code and from fines imposed under Chapter 3775. of the Revised Code, the following funds are created in the state treasury:

(1) The sports gaming revenue fund;

(2) The sports gaming tax administration fund, which the tax commissioner shall use to defray the costs incurred in administering the tax levied by section 5753.021 of the Revised Code;

(3) The sports gaming profits education fund. Fifty per cent of the funds in the sports gaming profits education fund shall be used to support interscholastic athletics and other extracurricular activities for students in grades kindergarten through twelve as determined in appropriations made by the general assembly. The other fifty per cent shall be used for the support of public and nonpublic education for students in grades kindergarten through twelve as determined in appropriations made by the general assembly.

(4) The problem sports gaming fund.

(B)(1) All of the following shall be deposited into the sports gaming revenue fund:

(a) All money collected from the tax levied under section 5753.021 of the Revised Code;

(b) The remainder of the fees described in division (G)(2) of section 3775.02 of the Revised Code, after the Ohio casino control commission deposits the required amount in the sports gaming profits veterans fund under that division;

(c) Unclaimed winnings collected under division (F) of section 3775.10 of the Revised Code;

(d) Any fines collected under Chapter 3775. of the Revised Code.

(2) All other fees collected under Chapter 3775. of the Revised Code shall be deposited into the casino control commission fund created under section 5753.03 of the Revised Code.

(C)(1) From the sports gaming revenue fund, the director of budget and management shall transfer as needed to the tax refund fund amounts equal to the refunds certified by the tax commissioner under section 5753.06 of the Revised Code and attributable to the tax levied under section 5753.021 of the Revised Code.

(2) Not later than the fifteenth day of each month, the director of budget and management shall transfer from the sports gaming revenue fund to the sports gaming tax administration fund the amount necessary to reimburse the department of taxation's actual expenses incurred in administering the tax levied under section 5753.021 of the Revised Code.

(3) Of the amount in the sports gaming revenue fund remaining after making the transfers required by divisions (C)(1) and (2) of this section, the director of budget and management shall transfer, on or before the fifteenth day of the month following the end of each calendar quarter, amounts to each fund as follows:

(a) Ninety-eight per cent to the sports gaming profits education fund;

(b) Two per cent to the problem sports gaming fund.

(D) All interest generated by the funds created under this section shall be credited back to them.

Last updated February 14, 2022 at 4:18 PM

Section 5753.04 | Filing of returns.
 

(A) Daily each day banks are open for business, not later than noon, each taxpayer shall file a return electronically with the tax commissioner. The return shall be in the form required by the tax commissioner, and shall reflect the relevant tax period. The return shall include, but is not limited to, the amount of the taxpayer's gross casino revenue or sports gaming receipts for the tax period and the amount of tax due under section 5753.02 or 5753.021 of the Revised Code for the tax period. The taxpayer shall remit electronically with the return the tax due.

(B) If a casino operator or sports gaming proprietor ceases to be a taxpayer at any time, the operator or proprietor shall indicate the last date for which the operator or proprietor was liable for the tax. The return shall include a space for this purpose.

(C) Except as otherwise provided in division (A) of section 3775.14 of the Revised Code, the information in a return a sports gaming proprietor files with the tax commissioner under this section concerning sports gaming receipts is subject to disclosure as a public record under section 149.43 of the Revised Code.

Last updated January 24, 2022 at 12:06 PM

Section 5753.05 | Penalties.
 

(A)(1) A taxpayer who fails to file a return or to remit the tax due as required by section 5753.04 of the Revised Code shall pay a penalty not to exceed the greater of five hundred dollars or ten per cent of the tax due.

(2) If the tax commissioner finds additional tax to be due, the tax commissioner may impose an additional penalty of up to fifteen per cent of the additional tax found to be due. A delinquent payment of tax made as the result of a notice or an audit is subject to the additional penalty imposed by this division.

(3) If a taxpayer fails to file a return electronically or to remit the tax electronically, the tax commissioner may impose an additional penalty of fifty dollars or ten per cent of the tax due as shown on the return, whichever is greater.

(B) If the tax due under section 5753.02 or 5753.021 of the Revised Code is not timely paid, the taxpayer shall pay interest at the rate per annum prescribed in section 5703.47 of the Revised Code beginning on the day the tax was due through the day the tax is paid or an assessment is issued, whichever occurs first.

(C) The tax commissioner shall collect any penalty or interest as if it were the tax levied by section 5753.02 or 5753.021 of the Revised Code, as applicable. Penalties and interest shall be treated as if they were revenue arising from the applicable tax.

(D) The tax commissioner may abate all or a portion of any penalty imposed under this section and may adopt rules governing abatements.

(E) If a casino operator or sports gaming proprietor fails to file a return or remit the tax due as required by section 5753.04 of the Revised Code within a period of one year after the due date for filing the return or remitting the tax, the Ohio casino control commission may suspend the operator's or proprietor's license.

Last updated January 24, 2022 at 12:07 PM

Section 5753.06 | Application for refund.
 

(A) A taxpayer may apply to the tax commissioner for refund of the amount of taxes under section 5753.02 or 5753.021 of the Revised Code that were overpaid, paid illegally or erroneously, or paid on an illegal or erroneous assessment. The application shall be on a form prescribed by the tax commissioner. The taxpayer shall provide the amount of the requested refund along with the claimed reasons for, and documentation to support, the issuance of a refund. The taxpayer shall file the application with the tax commissioner within four years after the date the payment was made, unless the applicant has waived the time limitation under division (D) of section 5753.07 of the Revised Code. In the latter event, the four-year limitation is extended for the same period of time as the waiver.

(B) Upon the filing of a refund application, the tax commissioner shall determine the amount of refund to which the applicant is entitled. If the amount is not less than that claimed, the tax commissioner shall certify the amount to the director of budget and management and treasurer of state for payment from the tax refund fund. If the amount is less than that claimed, the tax commissioner shall proceed under section 5703.70 of the Revised Code.

(C) Interest on a refund applied for under this section, computed at the rate provided for in section 5703.47 of the Revised Code, shall be allowed from the later of the date the tax was due or the date payment of the tax was made. Except as provided in section 5753.07 of the Revised Code, the tax commissioner may, with the consent of the taxpayer, provide for crediting against the tax due for a tax period, the amount of any refund due the taxpayer for a preceding tax period.

(D) Refunds under this section are subject to offset under section 5753.061 of the Revised Code.

Last updated January 24, 2022 at 12:07 PM

Section 5753.061 | Application of refund to debt to the state.
 

As used in this section, "debt to the state" means unpaid taxes that are due the state, unpaid workers' compensation premiums that are due, unpaid unemployment compensation contributions that are due, unpaid unemployment compensation payments in lieu of contributions that are due, unpaid fees payable to the state or to the clerk of courts under section 4505.06 of the Revised Code, incorrect medical assistance payments, or any unpaid charge, penalty, or interest arising from any of the foregoing. A debt to the state is not a "debt to the state" as used in this section unless the liability underlying the debt to the state has become incontestable because the time for appealing, reconsidering, reassessing, or otherwise questioning the liability has expired or the liability has been finally determined to be valid.

If a taxpayer who is entitled to a refund under section 5753.06 of the Revised Code owes a debt to the state, the amount refundable may be applied in satisfaction of the debt to the state. If the amount refundable is less than the amount of the debt to the state, the amount refundable may be applied in partial satisfaction of the debt. If the amount refundable is greater than the amount of the debt, the amount refundable remaining after satisfaction of the debt shall be refunded to the taxpayer.

Last updated January 24, 2022 at 12:08 PM

Section 5753.07 | Assessment.
 

(A)(1) The tax commissioner may issue an assessment, based on any information in the tax commissioner's possession, against a taxpayer who fails to pay the tax levied under section 5753.02 or 5753.021 of the Revised Code or to file a return under section 5753.04 of the Revised Code. The tax commissioner shall give the taxpayer written notice of the assessment under section 5703.37 of the Revised Code. With the notice, the tax commissioner shall include instructions on how to petition for reassessment and on how to request a hearing with respect to the petition.

(2) Unless the taxpayer, within sixty days after service of the notice of assessment, files with the tax commissioner, either personally or by certified mail, a written petition signed by the taxpayer, or by the taxpayer's authorized agent who has knowledge of the facts, the assessment becomes final, and the amount of the assessment is due and payable from the taxpayer to the treasurer of state. The petition shall indicate the taxpayer's objections to the assessment. Additional objections may be raised in writing if they are received by the tax commissioner before the date shown on the final determination.

(3) If a petition for reassessment has been properly filed, the tax commissioner shall proceed under section 5703.60 of the Revised Code.

(4) After an assessment becomes final, if any portion of the assessment, including penalties and accrued interest, remains unpaid, the tax commissioner may file a certified copy of the entry making the assessment final in the office of the clerk of the court of common pleas of Franklin county or in the office of the clerk of the court of common pleas of the county in which the taxpayer resides, the taxpayer's casino facility or sports gaming facility is located, or the taxpayer's principal place of business in this state is located. Immediately upon the filing of the entry, the clerk shall enter a judgment for the state against the taxpayer assessed in the amount shown on the entry. The judgment may be filed by the clerk in a loose-leaf book entitled, "special judgments for the gross casino revenue tax and sports gaming receipts tax." The judgment has the same effect as other judgments. Execution shall issue upon the judgment at the request of the tax commissioner, and all laws applicable to sales on execution apply to sales made under the judgment.

(5) If the assessment is not paid in its entirety within sixty days after the day the assessment was issued, the portion of the assessment consisting of tax due shall bear interest at the rate per annum prescribed by section 5703.47 of the Revised Code from the day the tax commissioner issued the assessment until the assessment is paid or until it is certified to the attorney general for collection under section 131.02 of the Revised Code, whichever comes first. If the unpaid portion of the assessment is certified to the attorney general for collection, the entire unpaid portion of the assessment shall bear interest at the rate per annum prescribed by section 5703.47 of the Revised Code from the date of certification until the date it is paid in its entirety. Interest shall be paid in the same manner as the tax levied under section 5753.02 or 5753.021 of the Revised Code, as applicable, and may be collected by the issuance of an assessment under this section.

(B) If the tax commissioner believes that collection of the tax levied under section 5753.02 or 5753.021 of the Revised Code will be jeopardized unless proceedings to collect or secure collection of the tax are instituted without delay, the commissioner may issue a jeopardy assessment against the taxpayer that is liable for the tax. Immediately upon the issuance of a jeopardy assessment, the tax commissioner shall file an entry with the clerk of the court of common pleas in the manner prescribed by division (A)(4) of this section, and the clerk shall proceed as directed in that division. Notice of the jeopardy assessment shall be served on the taxpayer or the taxpayer's authorized agent under section 5703.37 of the Revised Code within five days after the filing of the entry with the clerk. The total amount assessed is immediately due and payable, unless the taxpayer assessed files a petition for reassessment under division (A)(2) of this section and provides security in a form satisfactory to the tax commissioner that is in an amount sufficient to satisfy the unpaid balance of the assessment. If a petition for reassessment has been filed, and if satisfactory security has been provided, the tax commissioner shall proceed under division (A)(3) of this section. Full or partial payment of the assessment does not prejudice the tax commissioner's consideration of the petition for reassessment.

(C) The tax commissioner shall immediately forward to the treasurer of state all amounts the tax commissioner receives under this section, and the amounts forwarded shall be treated as if they were revenue arising from the tax levied under section 5753.02 or 5753.021 of the Revised Code, as applicable.

(D) Except as otherwise provided in this division, no assessment shall be issued against a taxpayer for the tax levied under section 5753.02 or 5753.021 of the Revised Code more than four years after the due date for filing the return for the tax period for which the tax was reported, or more than four years after the return for the tax period was filed, whichever is later. This division does not bar an assessment against a taxpayer who fails to file a return as required by section 5753.04 of the Revised Code or who files a fraudulent return, or when the taxpayer and the tax commissioner waive in writing the time limitation.

(E) If the tax commissioner possesses information that indicates that the amount of tax a taxpayer is liable to pay under section 5753.02 or 5753.021 of the Revised Code exceeds the amount the taxpayer paid, the tax commissioner may audit a sample of the taxpayer's gross casino revenue or sports gaming receipts, as applicable, over a representative period of time to ascertain the amount of tax due, and may issue an assessment based on the audit. The tax commissioner shall make a good faith effort to reach agreement with the taxpayer in selecting a representative sample. The tax commissioner may apply a sampling method only if the tax commissioner has prescribed the method by rule.

(F) If the whereabouts of a taxpayer who is liable for the tax levied under section 5753.02 or 5753.021 of the Revised Code are unknown to the tax commissioner, the tax commissioner shall proceed under section 5703.37 of the Revised Code.

Last updated January 24, 2022 at 12:08 PM

Section 5753.08 | Liability for unpaid taxes.
 

If a taxpayer who is liable for the tax levied under section 5753.02 or 5753.021 of the Revised Code sells a casino facility or sports gaming facility, disposes of a casino facility or sports gaming facility in any manner other than in the regular course of business, or quits the casino gaming or sports gaming business, any tax owed by that person becomes immediately due and payable, and the person shall pay the tax due, including any applicable penalties and interest. The person's successor shall withhold a sufficient amount of the purchase money to cover the amounts due and unpaid until the predecessor produces a receipt from the tax commissioner showing that the amounts due have been paid or a certificate indicating that no taxes are due. If the successor fails to withhold purchase money, the successor is personally liable, up to the purchase money amount, for amounts that were unpaid during the operation of the business by the predecessor.

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Section 5753.09 | Administration and enforcement.
 

The tax commissioner shall administer and enforce this chapter. In addition to any other powers conferred upon the tax commissioner by law, the tax commissioner may:

(A) Prescribe all forms that are required to be filed under this chapter;

(B) Adopt rules that are necessary and proper to carry out this chapter; and

(C) Appoint professional, technical, and clerical employees as are necessary to carry out the tax commissioner's duties under this chapter.

Section 5753.10 | Recordkeeping.
 

The tax commissioner may prescribe requirements for the keeping of records and pertinent documents, for the filing of copies of federal income tax returns and determinations, and for computations reconciling federal income tax returns with the return required by section 5753.04 of the Revised Code. The tax commissioner may require a taxpayer, by rule or by notice served on the taxpayer, to keep records and other documents that the tax commissioner considers necessary to show the extent to which the taxpayer is subject to this chapter. The records and other documents shall be open to inspection by the tax commissioner during business hours, and shall be preserved for a period of four years unless the tax commissioner, in writing, consents to their destruction within that period, or by order served on the taxpayer requires that they be kept longer. If the records are normally kept electronically by the taxpayer, the taxpayer shall provide the records to the tax commissioner electronically at the tax commissioner's request.

Any information required by the tax commissioner under this section is confidential under section 5703.21 of the Revised Code.

Last updated January 24, 2022 at 12:09 PM

Section 5753.11 | Calculating student populations.
 

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Public school district" means any city, local, exempted village, or joint vocational school district, community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code, STEM school established under Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code, or college-preparatory boarding school established under Chapter 3328. of the Revised Code. "Public school district" does not include any STEM school operated under section 3326.51 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Student population" means the number of students residing in a county who are enrolled in a public school district in grades kindergarten through twelve and the total number of preschool children with disabilities on the following dates:

(a) For the January distribution, the Friday of the first full school week in October;

(b) For the August distribution, the Friday of the first full school week in May.

(B) For the purpose of calculating student population, each public school district shall, twice annually, report to the department of education the students enrolled in the district on the days specified in division (A)(2) of this section. A student shall be considered to be enrolled in a public school district if the student is participating in education programs of the public school district and the public school district has not:

(1) Received documentation from a parent terminating enrollment of the student;

(2) Been provided documentation of a student's enrollment in another public or private school; or

(3) Ceased to offer education to the student.

If more than one public school district reports a student as enrolled, the department shall use procedures adopted by the department for the reconciliation of enrollment to determine the district of enrollment for purposes of this section. In the case of the dual enrollment of a student in a joint vocational school district and another public school district, the student shall be included in the enrollments for both schools. If the valid school district or enrollment cannot be determined in time for the certification, the count of these students shall be divided equally between the reporting districts.

(C) The department of education shall certify to the department of taxation the student population for each county and the student population for each public school district located in whole or in part in the county on or before the thirtieth day of December, for the January distribution and on or before the thirtieth day of July, for the August distribution. A student shall be included in the school district enrollment for a county only if a student resides in that county. The location of each community school shall be the enrollment area required to be defined by the community school and its sponsor in accordance with division (A)(19) of section 3314.03 of the Revised Code, the location of each STEM school shall be any county in which its enrolled students reside, and the location of the college-preparatory boarding schools shall be the territory of the school district in which the college-preparatory school is located or the territory of any city, exempted village, or local school district that has agreed to be a participating district under section 3328.04 of the Revised Code.

The student population count certified by the department of education to the department of taxation is final and shall not be adjusted by future updates to the counts.

(D) Not later than the thirty-first day of January and the thirty-first day of August of each year, the tax commissioner shall distribute funds in the gross casino revenue county student fund to public school districts. The commissioner shall calculate the amount of funds to distribute to each public school district as follows:

(1) The commissioner shall calculate the proportional share of the funds attributable to each county by dividing the total student population certified for each county by the sum of the total student population certified in all counties statewide.

(2) The commissioner shall multiply the amount in division (D)(1) of this section by the total amount of funds in the gross casino revenue county student fund to obtain the share of funds for each county.

(3) The commissioner shall multiply the amount in division (D)(2) of this section by the quotient of the student population certified for each individual district located in the county divided by the sum of the student population certified for all public school districts located in the county.

The commissioner shall distribute to each public school district the amount so calculated for each district.

Section 5753.12 | Tax on unlicensed casino and sports gaming facilities.
 

(A) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter, any person who operates a casino facility without holding a current, valid license issued under Chapter 3772. of the Revised Code or a sports gaming facility without holding a current, valid license issued under Chapter 3775. of the Revised Code is liable for any amounts, including tax, interest, and penalties, imposed under this chapter in the same manner as persons that do hold such a license.

(B) The tax commissioner may issue an assessment against a person described in division (A) of this section for any amount due under this chapter in the same manner provided under section 5753.07 of the Revised Code.

Last updated February 14, 2022 at 4:19 PM