Unpaid Tax Notices from the Ohio Attorney General
Some City residents can expect to receive an unpaid tax notice mailed to them if they have not already received one from the Ohio Attorney General’s office.
The City of Ashtabula’s Finance Department has entered into an agreement with the Ohio Attorney General’s office to collect delinquent debt per the city’s codified ordinance no. 2023 – 06, available on the city’s website. Since the City’s Tax Department has been receiving questions from the recipients asking if the letter is a scam, the city is putting out this public notice to express to the city residents the need to comply with the letters and mail their payment to:
Ohio Attorney General
PO Box 89471
Cleveland, OH 44101-6471
Please note: Do not send payment intended for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, as the city cannot process those payments and can cause your payment to be late. If their question cannot be answered by the Ohio Attorney General’s office at 888-871-8838, they may call the Tax Office for further assistance at 440-992-7104.
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 2022 City Municipal Tax filing deadline is April 18, 2023.
Extended Office Hours:
The Income Tax Department hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Starting Thursday, April 13th and Friday, April 14th the window will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. These extended hours will be observed on Monday, April 17th and Tuesday April 18th, 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.
Reminder post cards have been mailed (they are purple this year!)
Online filing and payment
You can now file and pay your City income taxes online using the below links. If you have never filed City income taxes before, you must first register with the City by calling (440) 992-7104 or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Your Tax ID# is your social security number. Please follow the directions to login to the system.
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
The City of Ashtabula has entered into an agreement with the Ashtabula County Commissioner to collect the local lodging tax on our behalf, to streamline the collection process. All lodging establishments should register, report and remit local and county lodging tax with MuniRevs. If you have questions please contact Jamie Arcaro, Lodging Tax Administrator at 440-576-3748.
CLICK HERE for the MuniRevs website.
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 191.094 of the Ashtabula Codified Ordinances.