Poor Families in Ohio Are Subject to the Income Tax
Ohios 1999 income tax threshold the income level at which families begin paying income tax:
Ranking among 42 states with income taxes
For two-parent families of four: $12,300.
For single-parent families of three: $10,000.
10th lowest (tie)
Ohios 1999 income tax on working-poor and near-poor families:
For families of four with incomes at the poverty line ($17,028): $108.
For families of three with incomes at the poverty line ($13,290): $51.
For families of three with minimum-wage earnings ($10,712): $13.
For families of four with incomes at 125% of the poverty line ($21,285): $245.
For families of three with incomes at 125% of the poverty line ($16,613): $147.
Ohio has consistently taxed families with incomes below the poverty line.
Ohios tax threshold for families of four has increased during the 1990s, but the gap between the threshold and the poverty line has remained large.
In 1991, a family of four owed tax when its income exceeded 75 percent of the poverty line. For 1999, Ohios tax threshold is 72 percent of the poverty line.