While many people may have at least a minimum level of familiarity with the concept of zoning, it can be easy to underestimate or misunderstand how, when, and to what extent zoning may affect the general public. Ohio has more taxes to understand than other states. We have Ohio state income tax, school district tax, and city income taxes (for about 677 different municipal entities). Ohio state taxes are no mystery. The income tax goes to the state of Ohio. School district taxes usually are noted on the W2 with a 4-digit number and/or “SD”. (Not every school district has an income tax. Most in urban areas do not.) Those taxes are collected by the state of Ohio. Ohio Department of Taxation groups taxes according to whether the tax applies to businesses or to individuals. A property tax levy is the collection of taxes charged on the value of property. Each district must follow a process described in Ohio law in order for taxes to be levied on property within the district. If a majority of voters in an election approve the tax, county officials charge and collect the tax under the terms specified in the tax levy proposal. The collected funds are then disbursed to the district. When a levy is placed on the ballot, it must identify as its objective a legally defined school district purpose. This workshop will be facilitated by Mike Kovack and Lynda Bowers.