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Comment by sillytubby on November 2, 2014 at 3:16pm

How about the surface owners who also have mineral rights and received the same signing bonuses?  It was a different era when they set up the coal rights issues. Everyone was a lot more naive back then. Now when govt sees big dollar signs and an opportunity to cash in, they'll walk over whoever they have to in order get every penny.  I think the eventual end goal of the govt here is to tax everyone who owns minerals and that includes surface owners who also own minerals.   Taxing severed minerals may sound fair but it means the govt is getting double tax for the same piece of property.  Once they find they can do that, owners of both surface and minerals will get hit.  I don't think surface owners should take this situation lightly.  Govt will figure out a way to get as much as they can and I'd bet surface owners who also got that mineral signing bonus are already in the gunsights.     

Comment by Josh Willis on October 31, 2014 at 8:45am

I really don't see a problem with taxing severed minerals. I think absentee mineral owners who received signing bonuses can afford to pay the paltry amount of county real estate taxes imposed on them for keeping said minerals. If it is such an imposition, I am sure the surface owner would be glad to have them reunited with the property. Separated coal deeds have always paid real estate taxes whether producing or not. I see no difference in Oil and Gas.

Comment by sillytubby on October 16, 2014 at 10:25am

According to the State Dept of Taxation counties are not supposed to be taxing severed mineral rights until there is production but where there's possible money, they'll figure out a way to tax.  

Comment by Al Cramblett on October 15, 2014 at 6:11pm

Nice to see you back posting Peter and thanks for the help. Sillytubby, the article that you made reference to was quite comprehensive and I hope everybody understood it. It is my understanding that some counties in Ohio have started taxing severed mineral rights regardless of whether there is any income being derived from those minerals. I know this was being considered by Carroll County but am not sure if they actually started issuing separate tax statements.

Comment by Peter Schueler on October 15, 2014 at 7:35am

Here's the address for the Ohio Farm Bureau News of 10/16/14  (with a pdf format)   

 I concur with Al's advice about estate planning if you care about your heirs. I also recommend that you consider joining the OFB because they support many landowner interests with a strong presence in our state government.

Comment by sillytubby on October 14, 2014 at 6:57pm

Here's an article that might be of interest, tho it is not a Farm Bureau article.

Is anyone out there being taxed on separated minerals that haven't been tapped into by an o/g company.  

Comment by Al Cramblett on October 14, 2014 at 12:26pm

Finnbear, I surf the web at least one hour every morning and it was over two weeks ago I saw that article. Sorry, but I don't want to take the time to go search for it again.

Comment by Al Cramblett on October 14, 2014 at 12:11pm

I recently read an article published by the Ohio Farm Bureau which discussed the importance of estate planning for one who has signed a minerals lease. It is my opinion that if one owns 100 acres or more in the shale plays of eastern Ohio ignoring estate planning will significantly impact the amount of taxes that one ends up paying. There are many issues to be considered. One of the more important is getting a VALUATION of your property before production begins. I personally have done this. An individual that is quite qualified in doing a minerals valuation is Timothy Knoblock (phone: 740-373-9522; email: ). I'd suggest contacting Tim preferably by e-mail to get further detail on this topic.

Comment by Finnbear on October 14, 2014 at 11:26am

Al, Link to the article for the rest of us to read?

Comment by Shower Bath on September 24, 2014 at 8:23am

If you haven't looked at this site lately, there are a few interesting articles.....



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