Wayne County Economic Development Council

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Strong Incentives
Tax credits, abatements, grants, low-cost financing Foreign Trade Zone and more.

Business-Friendly Climate
Effective community and government partnerships locally and throughout Northeast Ohio.

Access to Markets
Central location with great ground, rail, water and air accessibility.

High Quality of Life
Small town hospitality and country living with big city opportunities.

Leading Ag-Bioscience Infrastructure
Premier research facilities and infrastructure.

Low Cost of Doing Business

Energy, labor and occupancy costs among the nation’s most affordable.

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Personal Taxes Reduced with Reform

State Personal Income Tax
The state personal income tax - an adjusted net income tax on individuals, small businesses, estates, and trusts - was first enacted in 1971 as a state revenue source. When first enacted in 1971, the tax had a rate schedule comprised of six brackets, with a bottom rate of 1.0-percent on income under $5,000 and a top rate of 3.5-percent on income over $40,000. By 2005, this rate schedule had grown to encompass nine brackets, with a bottom rate of 0.712-percent on income under $5,000 and a top rate of 7.5-percent on income over $200,000.

The Ohio tax reform plan calls for a reduction and restructuring of the state’s personal income tax. The main feature of the tax reform plan is a 21 percent reduction in the Ohio income tax rate schedule. This reduction, phased-in over five years at 4.2 percent per year, will result in a new top rate of 5.95 percent, which is a 21 percent reduction from the current top rate of 7.5-percent. In addition, the tax reform plan calls for the re-establishment of an accumulated trust income tax, the development of a new higher education grant program and the implementation of a new low-income tax exemption program.

Local Income Tax

Local Income Tax Rates

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Local Sales Tax

The total combined sales tax rate in Wayne County is 6.25%, comprised of a state rate of 5.5% and a local rate of .75%. This rate is among the lowest ten percent of counties statewide. 

Local Property Taxes

Tax rates vary between tax districts depending on all levies approved either by legislative authority or by the voters in the district. In Wayne County, property tax rates range between $51.65 and $92.50 per $1000 of assessed value.   For a detailed chart of tax districts and rates, visit the Wayne County Treasurer's site here.

The assessed value of property is set at 35% of the appraised value of the property. Taxes are paid on the prior year's value in halves billed in December/January and June/July each year.
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