Ohio Property Tax Tutorial

LFC Comments by Brian Massie, Executive Director

The following website is a treasury trove of information on property taxes for all 50 States. We have highlighted the data for the State of Ohio.

https://www.lincolninst.edu/research-data/data-toolkits/significant-features-property-tax/state-state-property-tax-glance/property-tax-data-visualization#state=OH&table=&row=

The following is an excerpt from the above document:

“Ohio sued the federal government over a provision that blocks the use of American Rescue Plan of 2021 relief funds to reduce taxes (Ohio v. Yellen). In April 2021, the federal government responded by filing an opposition brief in which it argues Ohio lacks standing to challenge the provision because it “has not alleged any intention to use the federal funds in a way not permitted under the Act” (Loricchio 2021b).  Ohio also asked the court to block the federal government from enforcing the provision, but U.S. District Court Judge Douglas R. Cole denied the request in May 2021, although he stated that Ohio had “established a substantial likelihood (although by no means a certainty) of success on at least an aspect of its spending clause claim” (Loricchio 2021a).”

This is important because Lake County has received $22 million in 2021 and will receive another $22 million in 2022 from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). It is undecided how that money will be spent by the Lake County Commissioners.

Here is a link to the American Rescue Plan Act that details how the largesse from the out of control federal government is to be spent at a macro level.

Public Law No: 117-2 (03/11/2021)

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

This bill provides additional relief to address the continued impact of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1319/text

There is much more to come on the topic of real estate property taxes. Stay tuned.

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