Federal, state, and local governments all collect taxes in a variety of ways. State revenues are comprised of property taxes, sales tax, and certain taxes on businesses. Additionally, states levy extra taxes on items such as liquor, tobacco products, and gasoline. In Ohio, for example, gasoline is taxed at 2 cents per gallon, sales tax is at 6 percent, and beer us taxed at 14 cents per 12 oz or less. Taxes allow Ohio and other states to provide essential services and maintain order. Click on a link below to learn more about Ohio tax laws.