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Public Utility Property Tax Reimbursements

Please see Phase out for information on the changes to the Public Utility Deregulation Replacement Payments

Public Utility Tax Loss Reimbursements

Starting in 2001, the percentage of true value at which certain public utility personal property was listed for tax purposes was reduced as part of legislation that also created the kilowatt-hour tax and the natural gas distribution tax. As part of these reforms, contained in Senate Bill 3 and Senate Bill 287, a system of reimbursements was also established in order to compensate school districts and local governments for the loss of revenue from taxes on public utility personal property. The payment program was substantially modified in 2011 by House Bill 153.

Questions or concerns about the information presented here may be directed to our Tax Analysis division at: TPP@Tax.State.OH.US .

Current Law Overview & Reimbursements:

This document explains the current tangible personal property tax and public utility personal property tax reimbursements reflecting the law changes enacted in 2011: Tangible Property Tax Reimbursement and Electric and Gas Deregulation Reimbursement (May 2012) (PDF)     
The excel files below provide data on the calculation of the reliance threshold for each local government:     

Counties          Updated 9/28/11         
Municipalities          Updated 8/9/11         
School Districts          Updated 12/15/11         
Townships          Updated 7/22/11         
Special Districts          Updated 9/23/11         


Replacement Payment Allocation by Purpose

Please use the County Breakdowns by Levy spreadsheets prepared by our Revenue Accounting division to allocate reimbursement payments by purpose

Please use the following link to see the Department of Education for information regarding school district direct payments: District Public Utility Tangible Deregulation Reimbursement; FY2012 and Thereafter     

Historical Data:

General information     

Reimbursement allocation

These files are intended for use by school districts when allocating public utility reimbursements:

These files are intended for use by joint vocational school districts when allocating reimbursements:

Other information

Additional Resources

Additional Resources