Notices from RITA
RITA DELINQUENCY NOTICES
Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) began issuing Non-Filing Notices on behalf of the City, on September 26, 2023 and will follow up with Administrative Subpoenas to taxpayers who have not filed a Wadsworth City municipal tax return.
To respond to the notice or subpoena, taxpayers may file returns electronically through MyAccount or FastFile, both available at: https://www.ritaohio.com/Individuals/Home/File.
If a taxpayer was exempt from filing an income tax return for one or more years identified in the notice or subpoena, an exemption form may also be submitted electronically through MyAccount or FastFile.
Taxpayers may also respond by mail or fax:
Attn: Compliance Department 198
Regional Income Tax Agency
PO Box 470538
Broadview Heights, OH 44147-0538
More details about Notices can be found at https://www.ritaohio.com/Individuals/Home/Notice.
SERVICE FEE FOR CARD PAYMENTS EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018
Beginning October 1, 2018 taxpayers who elect to pay their municipal income tax bills to RITA by credit or debit card will incur a 2.75% service charge. This per credit card transaction fee is charged to RITA by a third party vendor and is not retained by RITA or The City of Wadsworth. Please note that this service charge applies only to credit or debit card transactions; taxpayers who pay by check or via ACH will not incur this service charge
RITA IS NO LONGER MAILING THE FILING REMINDER POSTCARD
RITA no longer mails filing reminder postcards. RITA reminds individual taxpayers of their city tax filing obligation using a more cost-effective "digital notification campaign." By transitioning from the annual postcard to digital messaging through social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and on commonly-visited websites using GoogleAds, taxpayers will be presented with the filing reminder more than once and be encouraged to "click-through" to RITA’s website where additional information, including e-filing options, will be available. When the taxpayers click-through, the message will be identified as having been "read." Digital messaging also allows for modification of the messages as the filing deadline approaches.
PLEASE DON'T IGNORE ANY NOTICES YOU RECEIVE FROM RITA
Penalty and interest notices are sent out for these common reasons:
- Withholding filed and/or paid late
- Annual Return late
- Estimate payments not paid by the due date, or estimates were less than 90% of tax due
- Withholding report received without full or correct payment based on information shown
- Annual Return received without full or correct payment based on information shown
- Tax paid is less than amount due
- Adjustment of tax liability
- Adjustment after review
- Check returned by bank (for NSF or other reason)