Ohio - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

 

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 30, 2020 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and Internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance

County 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5
Adams County 1,183 1,389 1,464 1,632 1,659
Allen County 1,191 1,399 1,474 1,644 1,670
Ashland County 1,156 1,358 1,431 1,596 1,621
Ashtabula County 1,180 1,386 1,460 1,628 1,654
Athens County 1,243 1,460 1,538 1,715 1,743
Auglaize County 1,248 1,465 1,544 1,722 1,749
Belmont County 1,086 1,275 1,344 1,499 1,523
Brown County 1,237 1,453 1,531 1,707 1,735
Butler County 1,457 1,711 1,803 2,010 2,043
Carroll County 1,217 1,429 1,506 1,679 1,706
Champaign County 1,244 1,461 1,540 1,717 1,745
Clark County 1,172 1,376 1,450 1,617 1,643
Clermont County 1,425 1,673 1,763 1,966 1,997
Clinton County 1,238 1,454 1,532 1,708 1,736
Columbiana County 1,109 1,302 1,372 1,530 1,554
Coshocton County 1,074 1,261 1,329 1,482 1,506
Crawford County 1,080 1,269 1,337 1,491 1,515
Cuyahoga County 1,372 1,611 1,698 1,893 1,924
Darke County 1,157 1,359 1,432 1,597 1,622
Defiance County 1,190 1,398 1,473 1,642 1,669
Delaware County 2,004 2,354 2,480 2,765 2,810
Erie County 1,264 1,484 1,564 1,744 1,772
Fairfield County 1,468 1,724 1,817 2,026 2,059
Fayette County 1,160 1,363 1,436 1,601 1,627
Franklin County 1,486 1,745 1,839 2,050 2,084
Fulton County 1,260 1,480 1,560 1,739 1,767
Gallia County 1,180 1,386 1,460 1,628 1,654
Geauga County 1,633 1,918 2,021 2,253 2,290
Greene County 1,464 1,720 1,812 2,020 2,053
Guernsey County 1,126 1,322 1,393 1,553 1,578
Hamilton County 1,429 1,678 1,768 1,971 2,003
Hancock County 1,264 1,484 1,564 1,744 1,772
Hardin County 1,106 1,299 1,369 1,526 1,551
Harrison County 1,050 1,233 1,299 1,448 1,472
Henry County 1,222 1,435 1,512 1,686 1,713
Highland County 1,153 1,354 1,427 1,591 1,617
Hocking County 1,221 1,434 1,511 1,685 1,712
Holmes County 1,302 1,530 1,612 1,797 1,826
Huron County 1,185 1,391 1,466 1,635 1,661
Jackson County 1,129 1,326 1,397 1,558 1,583
Jefferson County 1,080 1,269 1,337 1,491 1,515
Knox County 1,253 1,472 1,551 1,729 1,757
Lake County 1,367 1,606 1,692 1,887 1,917
Lawrence County 1,151 1,352 1,425 1,589 1,615
Licking County 1,407 1,652 1,741 1,941 1,973
Logan County 1,209 1,420 1,496 1,668 1,695
Lorain County 1,361 1,599 1,685 1,879 1,909
Lucas County 1,286 1,510 1,591 1,774 1,803
Madison County 1,394 1,637 1,725 1,923 1,954
Mahoning County 1,167 1,370 1,444 1,610 1,636
Marion County 1,143 1,342 1,414 1,577 1,602
Medina County 1,524 1,790 1,886 2,103 2,137
Meigs County 1,098 1,290 1,359 1,515 1,540
Mercer County 1,225 1,439 1,516 1,690 1,718
Miami County 1,255 1,474 1,553 1,732 1,760
Monroe County 1,009 1,185 1,249 1,393 1,415
Montgomery County 1,278 1,501 1,582 1,764 1,792
Morgan County 1,093 1,284 1,353 1,509 1,533
Morrow County 1,286 1,511 1,592 1,775 1,804
Muskingum County 1,166 1,369 1,443 1,609 1,635
Noble County 1,064 1,250 1,317 1,468 1,492
Ottawa County 1,291 1,517 1,598 1,782 1,811
Paulding County 1,088 1,277 1,346 1,501 1,525
Perry County 1,154 1,355 1,428 1,592 1,618
Pickaway County 1,373 1,612 1,699 1,894 1,925
Pike County 1,168 1,372 1,446 1,612 1,638
Portage County 1,380 1,621 1,708 1,904 1,935
Preble County 1,187 1,394 1,469 1,638 1,664
Putnam County 1,277 1,500 1,581 1,763 1,791
Richland County 1,155 1,356 1,429 1,593 1,619
Ross County 1,226 1,440 1,517 1,691 1,719
Sandusky County 1,150 1,350 1,423 1,587 1,612
Scioto County 1,193 1,401 1,476 1,646 1,672
Seneca County 1,098 1,290 1,359 1,515 1,540
Shelby County 1,246 1,463 1,542 1,719 1,747
Stark County 1,231 1,446 1,524 1,699 1,727
Summit County 1,315 1,544 1,627 1,814 1,843
Trumbull County 1,132 1,330 1,401 1,562 1,587
Tuscarawas County 1,187 1,394 1,469 1,638 1,664
Union County 1,599 1,878 1,979 2,207 2,242
Van Wert County 1,074 1,261 1,329 1,482 1,506
Vinton County 1,133 1,330 1,402 1,563 1,588
Warren County 1,637 1,923 2,026 2,259 2,295
Washington County 1,184 1,390 1,465 1,633 1,660
Wayne County 1,269 1,490 1,570 1,751 1,779
Williams County 1,089 1,279 1,348 1,503 1,527
Wood County 1,424 1,672 1,762 1,965 1,996
Wyandot County 1,189 1,396 1,471 1,640 1,667