In Ohio, townships do not levy an income tax on residents. If you live and work in a township, you will pay no income tax (assuming your business is not within a Joint Economic Development District). The township's residential taxpayer funding comes generally through property taxes.
JEDD (Joint Economic Development District)
In Ohio, townships do not have the authority to tax income of businesses or residents. To help townships offset the revenue sharing losses from the state, the state legislature created Joint Economic Development Districts (JEDD). A JEDD allows a township to partner with an adjacent city or village with an income tax, to collect an income tax on workers within a defined area. Miami Township has three JEDDs in existence; City of Dayton JEDD, at the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport; Dayton Mall JEDD, the area around the Dayton Mall; and the Austin JEDD, the area near Austin Landing.
Ohio townships do not receive any money from sales taxes. So even though Miami Township is one of the largest economic generators of sales tax in Montgomery County (the Dayton Mall alone is almost 1/10th of the total sales tax base in the County), the township does not receive any of that money. The current sales tax rate is 7.25%. This is broken down into the current state of Ohio rate of 5.75%; Montgomery County 1.00% and the Transit Tax of 0.50%.
Did you know that Miami Township does not receive the bulk of your property taxes? Miami Township is the third largest receiver of your property taxes. Please see below for the percentage of tax dollars that go to Miami Township depending on your school district.
Miamisburg School District
In 2014, Miami Township only received 18% of your property taxes (as you can see in the chart).
The total millage levied on properties in the Miamisburg School District (Parcel ID K45) is 106.59. The Miamisburg School District received 57%; Montgomery County 20%, Dayton Metro Library 3% and Sinclair Community College 2%.
West Carrollton School District
In 2014, Miami Township received 16% of your property taxes (as you can see in the chart).
The total millage levied on properties in the West Carrollton School District (K47) is 117.78. The West Carrollton Central School District received 61%; Montgomery County 18%; Dayton Metro Library 3%; and Sinclair Community College 2%.
Carlisle School District
In 2014, Miami Township received 20% of your property taxes (as you can see in the chart).
The total millage levied on properties in the Carlisle School District (K50) is 95.33. The Carlisle Local School District received 52%; Montgomery County 22%; Dayton Metro Library 3%; and Sinclair Community College 3%.
Property Tax Breakdown for Miami Township
The property taxes collected for Miami Township are disbursed as follows:
- 38% goes to Fire (7.15 mills),
- 49% goes to Police (10.25 mills), and
- 12% goes to Roads (2.32 mills).
- This leaves 0.18 mills, or less than 1%, that goes to the General Fund.
- The total millage from the Township on your property is 18.90 mills.