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Old 07-29-2007, 02:56 AM
 
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I moved from NJ where it is well known how high the property taxes are. My property taxes in Ohio do not include trash pickup whereas in NJ it was included. You'll probably have to add that to your sums.

The end result being that I am paying less for property taxes here in Ohio, but I have to add other costs such as: trash pickup, sewer charges were included in water bill for one price, not here, income tax for the city here, and I didn't pay sales tax on clothing in NJ, I do pay it in Ohio.

Groceries cost more here, cable about the same, phone costs more here, doctors and dentists are much more here!

The only savings I have found is the car insurance is cheaper here. But, add up the other differences and it costs more for me to live here in Ohio. It's a beautiful area, nice for families- just compare all your costs if that is going to be an issue as it is for me. Good luck!
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Old 08-08-2007, 04:07 PM
 
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Rank State Tax Burden as % of Income Per Capita Tax Burden Per Capita Income
1 Maine 13.50% $4,719 $34,935
2 New York 12.90% $5,734 $44,571
- District of Columbia 12.80% $8,092 $63,044
3 Ohio 12.00% $4,332 $36,054
4 Minnesota 11.90% $4,930 $41,363
5 Hawaii 11.70% $4,496 $38,269
6 Nebraska 11.60% $4,294 $36,999
7 Wisconsin 11.60% $4,289 $37,115
8 Rhode Island 11.50% $4,629 $40,331
9 Connecticut 11.30% $6,018 $53,152
10 Vermont 11.10% $4,118 $37,025
11 Louisiana 11.00% $3,463 $31,358
12 Indiana 11.00% $3,796 $34,647
14 Illinois 10.90% $4,335 $39,902
15 California 10.90% $4,451 $41,022
13 Washington 10.90% $4,334 $39,705
16 Michigan 10.80% $3,965 $36,751
17 New Jersey 10.80% $5,234 $48,590
20 Kentucky 10.70% $3,383 $31,639
18 Kansas 10.70% $3,885 $36,209
19 Maryland 10.70% $4,996 $46,562
- United States 10.60% $4,072 $38,376
21 West Virginia 10.60% $3,212 $30,317
23 North Carolina 10.50% $3,526 $33,732
22 Utah 10.50% $3,261 $30,917
26 Iowa 10.40% $3,709 $35,807
25 Georgia 10.40% $3,564 $34,327
24 Pennsylvania 10.40% $4,057 $38,849
27 Arkansas 10.30% $3,088 $29,999
28 Massachusetts 10.30% $5,047 $49,203
29 Mississippi 10.20% $2,924 $28,591
30 South Carolina 10.20% $3,213 $31,480
31 Idaho 10.20% $3,159 $31,031
32 Arizona 10.10% $3,350 $33,156
33 Wyoming 10.10% $4,120 $40,912
34 Missouri 9.90% $3,509 $35,408
36 New Mexico 9.90% $3,031 $30,642
35 Oregon 9.90% $3,492 $35,300
37 North Dakota 9.80% $3,421 $34,808
38 Colorado 9.80% $4,098 $41,987
39 Florida 9.70% $3,566 $36,734
40 Oklahoma 9.60% $3,129 $32,661
41 Virginia 9.50% $4,056 $42,642
42 Montana 9.50% $3,108 $32,719
43 Nevada 9.50% $3,758 $39,683
44 Texas 9.40% $3,368 $35,913
45 South Dakota 9.20% $3,177 $34,647
46 Alabama 8.80% $2,881 $32,599
47 Tennessee 8.60% $2,979 $34,568
48 Delaware 8.40% $3,426 $40,964
49 New Hampshire 7.30% $3,136 $42,707
50 Alaska 6.60% $2,598 $39,499
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:14 PM
 
Location: SC
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While things are certainly not rosy in Ohio, there are other cities from Orlando to Boston that suffer numerous problems ranging from costs, to crime, to taxes. NewToCA, you hit the nail on the head. That general layout is how most suburbs in Ohio work out in terms of taxes. Of course, each city will be different. Check with a realtor for more specific numbers.

One thing that I have noticed however is residents in most of Ohio's major cities (Dayton, Cincy, Toledo, Akron, Youngstown, Cleveland, Columbus) tend to be overtaxed for the level of services they recieve. Part of this is due to the population losses these places have suffered and the cities must now go to the remaining residents and workers for more money. These people don't wish or can't pay more and thus the system breaks down even further. Employers also leave due to costs. School levies fail causing districts to neglect their infrastructure (ie. books, computers, buildings) due to a lean budget.

While all of that may sound scarry, don't let it convince you all of Ohio is this way. Some places are doing better then others because they have diversified their local economies faster than others. I think NE Ohio is furthest behind most Ohio regions (ok, maybe not SE Ohio, but it was rural in the first place). Until local and state governments realize that they and their policies are the problem, a turn-around will take longer to achieve.

I'd say the one thing you'll miss will be the homestead exemption. Especially if you bought your home in Florida before the state's prices skyrocketed.
Yeah, but what they would have to pay in taxes would probably outweight the ridiculous home owners insurance costs they pay in Florida.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:17 PM
 
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Rank State Tax Burden as % of Income Per Capita Tax Burden Per Capita Income
1 Maine 13.50% $4,719 $34,935
2 New York 12.90% $5,734 $44,571
- District of Columbia 12.80% $8,092 $63,044
3 Ohio 12.00% $4,332 $36,054
4 Minnesota 11.90% $4,930 $41,363
5 Hawaii 11.70% $4,496 $38,269
6 Nebraska 11.60% $4,294 $36,999
7 Wisconsin 11.60% $4,289 $37,115
8 Rhode Island 11.50% $4,629 $40,331
9 Connecticut 11.30% $6,018 $53,152
10 Vermont 11.10% $4,118 $37,025
11 Louisiana 11.00% $3,463 $31,358
12 Indiana 11.00% $3,796 $34,647
14 Illinois 10.90% $4,335 $39,902
15 California 10.90% $4,451 $41,022
13 Washington 10.90% $4,334 $39,705
16 Michigan 10.80% $3,965 $36,751
17 New Jersey 10.80% $5,234 $48,590
20 Kentucky 10.70% $3,383 $31,639
18 Kansas 10.70% $3,885 $36,209
19 Maryland 10.70% $4,996 $46,562
- United States 10.60% $4,072 $38,376
21 West Virginia 10.60% $3,212 $30,317
23 North Carolina 10.50% $3,526 $33,732
22 Utah 10.50% $3,261 $30,917
26 Iowa 10.40% $3,709 $35,807
25 Georgia 10.40% $3,564 $34,327
24 Pennsylvania 10.40% $4,057 $38,849
27 Arkansas 10.30% $3,088 $29,999
28 Massachusetts 10.30% $5,047 $49,203
29 Mississippi 10.20% $2,924 $28,591
30 South Carolina 10.20% $3,213 $31,480
31 Idaho 10.20% $3,159 $31,031
32 Arizona 10.10% $3,350 $33,156
33 Wyoming 10.10% $4,120 $40,912
34 Missouri 9.90% $3,509 $35,408
36 New Mexico 9.90% $3,031 $30,642
35 Oregon 9.90% $3,492 $35,300
37 North Dakota 9.80% $3,421 $34,808
38 Colorado 9.80% $4,098 $41,987
39 Florida 9.70% $3,566 $36,734
40 Oklahoma 9.60% $3,129 $32,661
41 Virginia 9.50% $4,056 $42,642
42 Montana 9.50% $3,108 $32,719
43 Nevada 9.50% $3,758 $39,683
44 Texas 9.40% $3,368 $35,913
45 South Dakota 9.20% $3,177 $34,647
46 Alabama 8.80% $2,881 $32,599
47 Tennessee 8.60% $2,979 $34,568
48 Delaware 8.40% $3,426 $40,964
49 New Hampshire 7.30% $3,136 $42,707
50 Alaska 6.60% $2,598 $39,499
Wow that surprises me, because I pay way more State tax out of my paycheck in NC, then when I lived and worked in Ohio. Plus I have to pay a property tax EVERY year on my car. I feel WAY MORE taxed in NC than I ever did in Ohio.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:26 PM
 
Location: SC
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Ohio is an interesting case study in municipal finance -- as it used to be one of the low-tax states, and now is one of the higher-tax states.

Midwestern states seem to have higher taxes (but also better amenities) than Southern states. You can find outstanding public school systems in Ohio, far more than we've found in the Southern states that we've lived in. Ohio offers a number of excellent public universities -- in a lot of low-tax states, there may be one good flagship campus. Ohio has decent snow removal in the winter, and nice state parks in the summer. There are museums and other attractions all across Ohio, some state supported and some not.

You could lump Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania and other older industrial regions in the same category. In some ways, you get what you pay for in taxation. These are all, in varying degrees (and to my tastes), better places to live than in many of the low-tax emerging states.

The poster who quoted the price decline is an alarmist. Ohio is slumping, just like almost every other state, but home values are not declining by 50% here (nor are they in California or Florida, at least yet).
You are correct. Coming from Ohio to NC, and now I'm moving to SC tomorrow as a matter of fact the Southern states amenities are extremely lacking. Their park system is just about non existant, as well as street lights,
sidewalks, police departments, fire departments, court houses, district attornies, and judges.

And it may look like their real estate taxes are low, and in parts of NC they are (but not everywhere) they have hidden taxes as I call them. Like in NC, first time you register your car you have to pay a one time "highway tax"
between 100 and 200 dollars, then you also *every* year pay a personal property tax on your vehicle/s. So basically your taxed the same, if not more, it's just not all based on what your home is worth. Their sales tax is about the same as Ohio's.

In SC, real estate taxes are VERY LOW, but you pay tax on food. So you see, some of these figures can be misleading. You also pay a personal property tax on your vehicle/s in SC *every* year. If you own a newer vehicle this can run into hundreds of dollars.

Each state has their own tax agenda's some are more easier to hide.
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Suburban-sprawl hell (Columbus)
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NE Ohio has the highest taxes of any part of the state.

NW Ohio (mostly rural) and SE Ohio (Appalachia) have the lowest taxes in terms of sales, property, etc.

Income taxes are on a graduated scale statewide, although some localities even levy a local income tax in addition to the state income tax.

Overall, I'd say Ohio is a pretty high-tax state. That's because we have too many socialist idiots here who think government programs will solve all their problems, rather than personal responsibility.

That's my take on it, anyway...

P.S. - All in all, tax burdens are the lowest in Southern and Western states, where people still believe in freedom.
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:49 PM
 
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We presently live in Southlake, TX, having moved from the Columbus, Oh area. Our dollar amount in charges for homeowner's insurance tripled, and our car insurance tripled as well. We don't have state income tax, but our property tax is incredibly high. Our property tax is 4 times as much here. And we paid the fees for first-time registration in Texas on each vehicle we have. That was several hundred per vehicle. Our sales tax is 8.25%, and we pay tax on food and all services. Many of our highways are toll roads. I work from home now, but when I had to drive in to the office, it cost me over $5/day for tolls! So the "no state income tax" thing only benefits corporations based here. The rest of us are raked over the coals. So I guess it's all relative. We will be glad to leave here. The grass is not always as green as it looks.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati, OH
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Property taxes vary by area, but Ohio ranks 21st in the battle for highest total tax burdon (The Tax Foundation - Educating Taxpayers Since 1937). That is, 29 states have a lower average tax burdon than Ohio. States with the lowest total tax burdon include Alaska, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Dakota, North Dakota, and West Virginia. You'll find different rankings from different sources since taxes are so complicated (by design, it seems). However, the Tax Foundation seems to have a pretty fair ranking system.
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:40 PM
 
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States with the lowest total tax burdon include Alaska, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Dakota, North Dakota, and West Virginia.
Surprise, surprise, those states have such high standards of living.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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Property taxes vary by area, but Ohio ranks 21st in the battle for highest total tax burdon (The Tax Foundation - Educating Taxpayers Since 1937). That is, 29 states have a lower average tax burdon than Ohio. States with the lowest total tax burdon include Alaska, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Dakota, North Dakota, and West Virginia. You'll find different rankings from different sources since taxes are so complicated (by design, it seems). However, the Tax Foundation seems to have a pretty fair ranking system.
That is odd, I found the following on the same site:

Ohio's State/Local Tax Burden Among Highest in Nation
Ohio taxpayers have gone from some of the least taxed in the 1970s to some of the most heavily taxed today, climbing 38 places from 45th highest in 1977 to 7th highest in 2008. Estimated at 10.4% of income, Ohio's state/local tax burden percentage ranks well above the national average of 9.7%. Ohio taxpayers pay $4,049 per capita in state and local taxes.

Ohio's 2008 Business Tax Climate Ranks 47th
Ohio ranks 47th in the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index. The Index compares the states in five areas of taxation that impact business: corporate taxes; individual income taxes; sales taxes; unemployment insurance taxes; and taxes on property, including residential and commercial property. Neighboring states ranked as follows: Indiana (14th), Pennsylvania (28th), West Virginia (36th), Kentucky (34th) and Michigan (20th).

Ohio's Individual Income Tax SystemOhio's personal income tax system is one of the nation's most complex and is composed of nine separate tax brackets. Ohio's top rate of 5.925% kicks in at an income level of $200,000. Among states that levy personal income taxes, Ohio's top tax rate is 26th highest nationally. Ohio's 2006 individual income tax collections were $1,201 per person, which ranked 11th highest nationally.

The Tax Foundation - Tax Research Areas > Ohio
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