If you are hoping to avoid paying high taxes, Ohio is likely not the state for you. What makes Ohio among the worst states tax-wise is its high property tax. Effectively, the tax rate is 1.68% on average, and the per capita cost is $1,215. In urban areas such as Dayton, however, property tax more often averages at $2,730 for single family homes. The high property taxes can be a deal breaker for people looking to settle in an otherwise affordable state for housing. The individual income tax is not as high as some others on this list, but still does approach 5% for some people. The sales tax that is applied to many everyday goods and services sits at 5.75%. Additionally, the cost of unemployment insurance tax has quite a range. You may pay anywhere from 0.30% to 8.70% for this expense.