Uptick in gambling revenue makes for increase in local tax payouts

 

More than $260,000 flowed into Logan County in the latter half of 2017 by way of county tax distributions paid out from four major casinos in Columbus, Toledo, Cleveland and Cincinnati.

Quarterly tax allocations for the period between July 1 and Sept. 31 totaled $131,490.28, and a quarterly casino tax payment for the period between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 was $128,819.32, according to data from the Ohio Department of Taxation.

Combined with two previous casino tax payments in April and July, Logan County Commission collected a total of $535,623.71 in casino taxes for all of 2017.

Logan County receive $522,929.34 in 2016.

Additionally, local schools collected $188,824.30 for their second tax payouts from casinos last year.

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