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Tax Department

Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Kathy Shelt

Administrative Assistant

kshelt@rossfordohio.com
133 Osborn Street
Rossford, Ohio 43460

419-666-0210 ext. 215
Fax: 419-661-4279


Property Tax

City of Rossford property taxes are administered through the Wood County Auditor’s Office. Please contact the Wood County Auditor’s office with any property tax questions, telephone number 1-419-354-9173 or http://auditor.co.wood.oh.us.

City Income Tax

The Regional Income Tax Agency (R.I.T.A.) maintains City of Rossford income tax collections. To obtain information for filing purposes including specific account information and estimates please call R.I.T.A. at 1-800-860-7482 ext. 5002 or visit their website at www.ritaohio.com. Income tax forms are available at the R.I.T.A. website or by clicking on the links below.   R.I.T.A. offers e-filing and e-payment options for individuals and businesses.   Filing online at www.ritaohio.com offers the following benefits:

Simple step-by-step calculations of taxes or refunds
Immediate confirmation of completed filing
Credit card, Debit card, or ACH electronic payments accepted
Faster refund processing

If you do not e-file, forms and payments for City of Rossford Municipal Income Tax should be mailed to:

R.I.T.A.
PO Box 477900
Broadview Heights, OH 44147-7900

General Information:

  • Filing deadline for 2016 Municipal Income Taxes is Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  Contact R.I.T.A. if you have not taken care of 2015 or any prior year taxes. Use the R.I.T.A. website www.ritaohio.com or call 1-800-860-7482 ext. 5002.
  • City of Rossford income tax rate is 2.25%: at this time the City gives credit up to 2.25% for City income taxes paid by residents to other municipalities where they work for 2016 taxes.
  • Filing is mandatory for all Rossford residents and businesses located within the City, unless exempt from paying local municipal income tax.
  • Individuals under 18 are not exempt from paying municipal income tax.
  • Lottery/gambling income is taxable with no minimum.
  • Rental income is taxable with no minimum.  Rental Property Registration is required by landlords/owners of all rental property located within the City of Rossford.  Look for the Rental Registration page on our City website homepage.  Rental Property owners are also required to provide a list of tenants’ names and contact information, at least yearly or as tenants come and go.
  • Contractors must withhold 2.25% City income tax from employees working in the City for 21 days or more, and submit a business tax return for the years when business is conducted in the City of Rossford.
  • In preparation of any taxes due for 2017 that are not being withheld and submitted by your employer, you must pay estimate payments quarterly, if the anticipated amount due is over $200. Estimate payments are due 4/18/17, 7/15/17, 10/17/17, and 12/15/17. The filing deadline for 2016 taxes is Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
  • The interest rate for delinquent taxes for the 2016 tax year is 5%.
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2016 Tax Forms Online

Individual/Resident

Registration – Form 75
Exemption (if you are exempt from paying municipal income tax)
Municipal Income Tax Return – Form 37
Income Tax Instructions for Form 37

Use Form 37 if – you have income other than W-2 wages
– you moved in the current tax filing year
– you live in a reduced credit municipality

Estimated Municipal Income Tax and/or Extension of Time to File

Business

Application to do Business (PDF)
Hotel Motel Tax Form (PDF)
Employer’s Municipal Tax Withholding – Form 11
Employer’s Withholding Tax Instructions for Form 11
Employer’s Reconciliation of Income Tax Withheld – Form 17
Employer’s Reconciliation Instructions for Form 17
Net Profits Tax Return – Form 27
Net Profits Return Instructions for Form 27
Net Profits Estimated Municipal Income Tax and/or Application for Extension of Time to File – Form 20

2016 or Earlier Tax Forms Online

Go to www.ritaohio.com, Tax Information, select Individual, Business or Tax Professional, then select Forms & Instructions.

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