Income Tax Information
The Income Tax Code is found in Chapter 34 of the Wadsworth City Codified Ordinances. Effective January 1, 2012, the City of Wadsworth income tax rate changed to 1.4%. For tax years prior to 2012, the City of Wadsworth income tax rate was 1.3%. You receive up to 1% credit for income taxes paid to your city of employment.
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 the first year you are completely retired.
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 RITA 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 Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) in Brecksville, OH. However, the City employs an Income Tax Officer who serves as a liaison between residents and RITA 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, between the Utility and CityLink Customer Service windows. Income tax help is available to residents on a first come, first served basis, weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
During tax season, there will be one day where we will have extra personnel and extended hours for assistance - April 1, 2017 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. If this does not fit with your schedule, Wadsworth residents can go to any RITA office or onsite event, and receive free city tax assistance. Please see the RITA website for locations and the assistance schedule (see link below.)
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.
PLEASE NOTE: As of September 30, 2016, we are no longer able to access information you bring in on a portable storage device (flash drives, etc.) You must either bring in paper copies of your information, email your pdf file to the Income Tax Officer at CNelson@WadsworthCity.org, or large files can be uploaded to the City's FTP site. Please contact the Income Tax Officer at 330.335.2745 if you have questions regarding this.
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.)