Ohio sales tax rate and rule changes

Tracking state and local sales tax changes in Ohio


Ohio sales tax changes effective July 1, 2019

Just one local rate change takes effect in Ohio on July 1, 2019. The sales and use tax rate for Crawford County drops from 7.25% to 6.75%.

See the Ohio Department of Taxation for additional details.

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Ohio sales tax changes archive

Local sales and use tax rate changes are scheduled to take effect in Ohio on April 1, 2019. These will be the first rate changes in Ohio since October 1, 2018.

In Gallia County, the combined sales and use tax rate will increase from 7% to 7.25%.

The combined sales and use tax rate in Wayne County will jump from 6.5% to 6.8%.


There are 88 counties in Ohio, and two are set to increase sales and use tax rates starting October 1, 2018.

In Montgomery County, the combined state and local rate will increase from 7.25 to 7.5 percent. In Tuscarawas County, the combined rate will jump from 6.75 to 7.25 percent. Additional details are available from the Ohio Department of Taxation.


Update 12.4.2017: The Ohio Department of Taxation has corrected its previously announced tax rate changes. Correct rates are now listed below.

Local sales and use tax rates in Ohio are subject to change quarterly, as in many states. Typically, the Ohio Department of Taxation announces upcoming rate changes a month or two prior to their effective date.

Two sales and use tax rate changes are scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2018:

  • The rate in Knox County will increase from 6.75% to 7.25%
  • The rate in Warren County will increase from 6.75% to 7%

Two local sales and use tax rate increases are set to take effect in Ohio on April 1, 2017:

  • The rate in Holmes County will jump to 7% from 6.75%.
  • The rate in Lorain County will increase to 6.75% from 6.5%.

Additional information is available from the Ohio Department of Taxation.


Sales and use tax rate changes are subject to change quarterly in Ohio, but there have been no rate changes since April. That streak will end in October.

Starting October 1, 2017, the sales and use tax rate in Hocking County will increase from 7 percent to 7.25 percent. Additional information.


Updated 12.15.2016

The combined state and local sales and use tax rate in Clinton County, Ohio, is set to decrease from 7.25% to 6.75%, effective October 1, 2016.


The sales and use tax rate in Richland County, Ohio, will decrease from 7.25% to 7%, effective July 1, 2016.


The sales and use tax rate in Richland County, Ohio, will increase from 7% to 7.5%, effective July 1, 2015.


Updated 3.5.2015

The Ohio Department of Taxation has announced sales and use tax rate changes, effective April 1, 2015. They are all rate increases.

In Lucas County, the rate will increase from 7% to 7.25%.

In Hamilton County, the rate will increase from 6.75% to 7%.

In Mahoning County, the rate will increase from 7% to 7.25%.


The Ohio Department of Taxation has announced there will be no sales tax rate changes in Ohio in the first quarter of 2015.

Local sales tax changes took effect January 1, 2014April 1, 2014, and October 1, 2014. The state sales tax rate increased to 5.75% on September 1 2013.


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