Income Tax Information
The Income Tax Code is found in Chapter 34 of the Wadsworth City Codified Ordinances. PLEASE NOTE: Effective January 1, 2012, the City of Wadsworth income tax rate is 1.4%. You receive up to 1% credit for income taxes paid to your city of employment. Be sure to use this rate when estimating your City taxes. For tax years prior to 2012, the City of Wadsworth income tax rate is 1.3%.
Effective July 1, 1981, every person or entity is required to file an annual tax return for each year or portion of the year you have earned income (earned income also includes gambling or lottery winnings) and you reside in or conduct business in Wadsworth. Wadsworth residents who have no taxable income for the year are required to file an Exemption Certificate (unless you have received a permanent exemption from the Auditor.)
Presently the income tax supports the General Fund, Recreation, Streets, Capital Improvements, and City Hall. Click here for more detail.
If you are a new taxpayer due to: moving into the City; conducting business in the City (with or without employees); reaching the age of 18; or being annexed, you may register online at the CCA website or contact the income tax office at 330.335.2745 for a registration form. The City's income tax program is administered by The Central Collection Agency (CCA) of Cleveland, OH. However, the City employs an Income Tax Officer who serves as a liaison between residents and CCA and assists residents with tax issues. Questions can be directed to the Tax Officer at 330.335.2745 or CNelson@WadsworthCity.org. (If you are using a web-based email program, you may need to copy and paste this email address into a new message.)
The Income Tax Office is located on the first floor of Wadsworth City Hall, directly across from the Utility Billing window. Generally, income tax help is available to residents on a first come, first served basis, weekdays from 8:30 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. During tax season there are extra personnel and extended hours for assistance (see schedule here.) If our schedule does not fit with your schedule, Wadsworth residents can go to any CCA community when their auditors are there and receive free city tax assistance. To see their complete schedule, please go to the CCA website- www.ccatax.ci.cleveland.oh.us and click on the link that says "2015 CCA Community Taxpayer Assistance Schedule" in the middle of the page.
After April 15, please call before coming in to check the Tax Officer's availability. We do not take appointments, and since we have only one Tax Officer, when the Officer is not in, no one else may be available to assist you.
All of our tax forms are available online. Click here for a Wadsworth City Tax form and click on the left side menu item "Tax Forms."
If you suspect that someone is not paying tax or is a business not sending in withholding, give us the information and we will check it out. By law we cannot give you detail about a taxpayer's filings, but you can be assured that the information you give will be checked to be sure that appropriate taxes are filed and paid. You can contact the City Auditor with the pertinent information.
If you have a question, comment or suggestion about this page, please send an email to Catherine C. Fix, CPA at City Auditor@WadsworthCity.org. (If you are using a web-based email program, you may need to copy and paste this email address into a new message.)