Income Tax DepartmentNon-Resident Business and Contractor Forms
There are several different options to file your city taxes:
- EFILE – this option allows you to completely electronically file your taxes and upload documents to support your calculations. Follow this link link to start the electronic filing process.
- Drop Slot – located at the face of our building. You may utilize this secure box for any communications regarding your taxes including payments, completed returns, requests or documents drop off, etc.
- Mail or office drop off
Business Registration (and Forms)
The Business Registration and Withholding Status Questionnaire should be completed and returned to the City of Amherst Income Tax Department within 30 days of a business opening or changing ownership. The information will enable the tax office to send the proper forms to your business for filing a net profit return and, if applicable, employee withholding tax.
Tax Information for Amherst City Businesses
This page includes information about the City of Amherst net profit and employee payroll withholding tax. Please feel free to call the tax office with any questions you may have.
The city of Amherst, Ohio has mandatory income tax filing for all resident businesses. The tax rate, in effect since 1991, is 1½%. City of Amherst income tax forms must be postmarked by the IRS due date (usually April 15th) or on or before the 15th day of the fourth month after the close of the fiscal year.
A written extension request must be received in our office by the original due date of the return. If a federal extension was submitted to the IRS, a copy should be sent to our office before the original due date of the return to avoid late filing notices. The extended due date of the City of Amherst return is the same date as that of the extended federal income tax return.
An extension is only an extension of the filing due date. Payment must be made by the original due date of the return or a late paying penalty of 15% of the tax due and interest at .42% per month will be charged on any outstanding balances. If the extension request is not received by the original due date or the federal extension is not attached to the return when filing, a $25.00 per month (maximum $150.00) late fee will be charged.
You may e-mail, fax, or mail your request to our office. We do not accept extension requests over the phone. Our
E-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Our fax number is (440) 988-3749.
Estimated payments on net profit returns are accepted, but are not mandatory. They can be set up at the time of filing or at any time by informing the tax office.
In January, tax forms are mailed to every Amherst business that is on file with our office. While every effort is made to mail a tax form to all taxpayers required to file it is the taxpayer’s responsibility to obtain a form. Tax forms may be obtained in the tax office any time during business hours, on the Internet at amherstohio.org, or from the Amherst Public Library during the months of March and April. The City of Amherst will accept generic forms.