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Personal Income Tax 1986 Income Tax Returns By School District

Table Y-2 contains information from 1986 Ohio personal income tax returns categorized by school district as indicated by taxpayers on their returns. State law requires that Ohio income tax returns include a line on which taxpayers indicate their school district of residence.

A total of 4,229,464 Ohio personal income tax returns were filed for tax year 1986 (April 15, 1987 filing deadline). Taxpayers indicated their school district of residence on 3,813,290 returns, 90.2% of the total. This is the same percentage as 1985 returns.

It should be noted that, since 9.8% of the tax returns cannot be associated with any particular school district, the total figures for each school district shown in Table Y-2 are understated. However, the average income figure for each school district might not be seriously affected by this.

The statewide average income (federal adjusted gross income) reported on all 1986 tax returns was $25,518 per return. The Ottawa Hills Local School District in Lucas County reported the highest average income of all 615 school districts, with $82,617 per return. The lowest average income was reported in Western Local School District in Pike County, with $14,959 per return.

In addition to showing the number of returns filed by residents of each school district, the average income, and the income ranking, Table Y-2 indicates three other items of information for each district. These include the number of personal exemptions claimed on returns (for taxpayer, spouse, and dependents), the total income and the total income tax liability.

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