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Hamilton County is located within the Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area (Cincinnati MSA). The counties consist of Hamilton, Warren, Clermont, and Brown counties in Ohio; Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Kenton, Gallatin, Grant, and Pendleton counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn, Franklin, and Ohio counties in Indiana.

Tax Incentives

Enterprise Zone and Community Reinvestment Areas

Improvements to an existing building or new construction resulting in real property tax increases may be eligible for tax exemptions. If a business is expanding within a designated area and agrees to retain or create employment at the project’s location the County may grant property tax incentives with local approval. A business must finalize an agreement prior to project commencement.

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Commercial Activities Tax (CAT) 
A tax imposed on the privilege of doing business in Ohio. The CAT is measured by Ohio gross receipts and paid by business located both in and outside of Ohio, that operate in Ohio.

The CAT is paid by any business with Ohio gross receipts of $150,000 or more in a calendar year. Businesses with annual Ohio gross receipts of $150,000 or less are not subject to the CAT. Annual Ohio gross receipts from $150,001-$1 million are subject to a minimum $150 tax. For Ohio gross receipts exceeding $1 million the rate is .26%. Out-of-state gross receipts are exempt.

For more and other State tax information visit – Ohio Department of Taxation

Sales Tax
The total Hamilton County sales tax is 7.00%

Real Property Tax
Real property, or real estate, which includes land and improvements to land (buildings, etc.) is subject to property tax in Ohio.

For more information view the Hamilton County Auditor’s – Real Property Tax Rate Sheet
Also available on the Hamilton County Auditor’s main website 

Local Earning Tax
To find local tax information go to Ohio’s Tax Finder.  At Tax finder you can look up income taxes and more.

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