INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT ALERT EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
The City of Ashtabula Tax Department follows the State of Ohio in setting tax filing and payment deadlines. In line with the State of Ohio, the 2020 City Municipal Tax filing deadline is automatically extended to May 17, 2021; however, the department does encourage you to file by April 15th if possible. The 2021 estimated payment deadline (due April 15th) has also been extended to May 17, 2021. Interest and penalties on 2020 balances are also waived through May 17, 2021.
Extended Office Hours:
The Income Tax Department hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Starting Monday May 10th through Friday May 14th the window will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. These extended hours will be observed on May 17th, the filing deadline as well.
Drop-off return preparation available effective immediately
As the public health guidance surrounding COVID-19 evolves, we are adapting our operations in order to continue to serve taxpayers.
Accordingly, we will be offering a drop-off return preparation service in addition to our typical walk-in service. If you need assistance with your City of Ashtabula return, you can drop off your tax information at our SEWER DROP BOX located in the rear of our building. Our team will then prepare your return, contact you with results, and mail a copy of the prepared return for your records. This service remains free of charge.
All Residents over 18 must file a tax return, even when no tax is due.
Schedule C or Schedule E losses CANNOT offset W2 income. Copies of any schedule must be attached to the return for it to be processed.
A balance due of under $10.00 does not need to be remitted. No amounts $10.00 and under will be refunded.
As long as documentation of all income is provided, we do accept generic forms.
The City of Ashtabula’s Tax Rate is 1.8%. The City allows a 50% tax credit of up to .9% on other City withholding taxes paid.
MASTERCARD, VISA, DISCOVER, AMERICAN EXPRESS & CHECKS ACCEPTED
Federal Extension Information
An extension may be requested by any business or individual unable to complete their tax return by the deadline. IRS extension forms are available on the IRS website www.irs.gov.
Beginning with tax year 2016, obtaining a federal extension will automatically extend your City of Ashtabula due date to the approved federal due date (usually October 15th). However, the federal government does not share information
with the City of Ashtabula, so it is strongly recommended that a copy of the federal extension form be attached to the extended return when filed.
An extension of time to file is NOT an extension of time to pay. Payment of any balance due must accompany a request for extension to file. Penalty and interest are charged for late payment of taxes. See chapter 178.10 of the Ashtabula Codified Ordinances.