Ohio Department of Taxation Issues Initial CY21 PLF Certification

The Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT) posted its initial county-by-county certifications for the Public Library Fund (PLF) for calendar year (CY) 2021. Each county’s estimated entitlement is available on the OLC website. A spreadsheet of the month-by-month estimates for each county is also available below.


Please read the information carefully. The CY 2021 entitlement estimates are based on the PLF percentage being set at 1.7% of the state General Revenue Fund (GRF) for fiscal year (FY) 2021 which ends on June 30, 2021. Therefore, the CY 2021 estimates were calculated with the PLF at 1.7% (temporary law) for Jan.-June and at 1.66% (permanent law) for July-December. ODT’s initial statewide PLF distribution estimate for CY21 is $367,373,829, which is $15.2 million less than the latest estimate for CY20. As required by law, these estimates will be updated again in December 2020.