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The County Auditor serves as the agent for the Tax Commissioner of Ohio in the administration of the Ohio estate tax. The following summarizes statutory and administrative rule changes impacting the regulation of estate tax in Ohio:

  • Beginning January 1, 2001, regardless of the decedent’s date of death, the tax commissioner has authorized an automatic, six-month extension of time to file the Ohio Estate Tax Return. However, any payments made after nine months from the date of death should be charged statutory interest.

  • The tax commissioner no longer requires an audit of a safe deposit box upon the death of the owner.

  • Beginning January 1, 2001, the county auditor is no longer required to issue a consent to transfer for accounts $25,000 or less.

Net taxable Estate

Tax Rate

Over $338,333 but not over $500,000

$13,900+6% of excess over $338,333

Over $500,000

$23600+7% of excess over $500,000

Call 1-800-977-7711 for specific Estate tax questions.

Ohio Department of Taxation


For general information and Estate Tax forms, please go to




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