Income Tax DepartmentIndividual Tax Information
Governor Mike Dewine signed a bill that gave the Tax Commissioner of the State of Ohio the ability to make changes to the State tax law. Municipalities such as Amherst will follow any new guidelines as outlined in the Ohio Revised Code.
Due to current public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Income Tax office will not be open to the public.
Completed returns, tax documents, payments and extension requests may be dropped off in the new drop off slot located in the north window on the front of the San Spring building, located at 480 Park Ave. Staff will be available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm to answer questions by phone at 440-988-4212.
Tax Preparation Services Available
Even though we are unable to prepare tax returns face-to-face, we will prepare returns from documents that are mailed in or placed in the drop off slot. Taxpayers can drop off their tax information 24 hours a day. Your information will be stored in a secure area until it can be retrieved by office personnel.
Your return will be prepared by our staff based on the information you provide. Along with a copy of the first page of your IRS 1040 form, it will be necessary to include a copy of each W2 form, any IRS forms showing income or loss such as Schedule C, E, or F and 1099s showing miscellaneous income not being reported on an IRS Schedule C. Please include your phone number in case we need to reach you for further information. Your tax return will be prepared and mailed to you for signature and payment.
Important Income Tax Notice – Individual Tax Information
Pursuant to the passage of Amended Substitute House Bill 5 in December 2014, State mandated municipal income tax guidelines have been established effective with tax years beginning January 1, 2016. Chapter 718 of the Ohio Revised Code can be found here. Please reference this document to determine how the State mandated changes may affect your municipal income tax.
Mandatory Filing Requirement
- All residents 18 years of age and over must file a city of Amherst tax return, even if no income is earned or no tax is due. Retired
residents who have no taxable income are required to file an exemption certificate each year beginning in tax year 2016.
Taxable Income – Gambling
- Lottery, sweepstakes, gambling and sports winnings, winnings from games of chance, and prizes and awards are all taxable as reported on a W-2G.
Estimated Tax Due Dates (optional for City of Amherst)
- 1st quarter due April 15th
- 2nd quarter due June 15th
- 3rd quarter due September 15th
- 4th quarter due January 15th
Penalty and Interest Rates
- See Penalty and Interest Rate