Free Income Tax Assistance

Beginning June 24, 2020, we will begin limited hours for in-person City income tax assistance

In-person City  income tax assistance will begin on June 24th, Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (except Friday July 3, when City offices are closed in observance of Independence Day.) The filing deadline is July 15, 2020. 

A MASK IS REQUIRED WHEN ENTERING CITY HALL.

You will be required to sign in. Only one person can be in the tax office at a time. No more than ten people can wait in the City Hall lobby. If the chairs are full when you come in, please sign in and provide a phone number, and wait in your car. We will call you when you are next in line.

Be sure to bring W-2 Forms from all employers, and W-2G and 1099-MISC Forms, page one and Schedule 1 of your Federal Form 1040, and schedules C, E, F, K-1 and Sch A & 2106 (if applicable.) If you moved during 2019, provide all addresses where you lived.

Taxpayers can also drop off income tax documents in a sealed envelope with their name, phone number and email address on the front of the envelope. If your 2019 tax liability is $200 or more, we will contact you regarding estimated tax payments for 2020. You will be contacted to pick up your paperwork once the return is filed. All documents provided will be returned to you, along with payment instructions if there is a balance due. Envelopes are available in City Hall, and can be placed in the utility payment drop slot inside City Hall when the tax office is closed.

PLEASE NOTE:    As of June 1, 2020 we are no longer accepting completed tax forms or estimated tax payments in the Tax Office.   All documents must be mailed to RITA. The postmark is considered the filing date.


*** ON MARCH 20, 2020, THE FEDERAL TAX FILING DEADLINE WAS EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2020. ***

ON MARCH 27, 2020, THE STATE OF OHIO EXTENDED THE STATE TAX RETURN FILING DEADLINE TO JULY 15, 2020. MUNICIPAL FILING DEADLINES FOLLOW THE STATE. THEREFORE, YOUR ANNUAL CITY RETURN IS NOW DUE JULY 15, 2020. THE DEADLINE TO MAKE YOUR FIRST AND SECOND QUARTER ESTIMATED TAX PAYMENTS HAS ALSO BEEN EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2020.

TO RECAP:

  • Individual taxpayers have until 7/15/20 to file and pay their 2019 municipal income tax return
  • Net profit taxpayers (calendar year) who have opted to file with the State Tax Commissioner have until 7/15/20 to file and pay their 2019 municipal income tax return with the State
  • Net profit taxpayers (calendar year) who file directly with the tax administrator of the municipal corporation have until 7/15/20 to file and pay their 2019 municipal income tax return
  • First and second quarter estimated tax payments (individuals and calendar year net profit tax filers) will both be due by 7/15/20.

AT THIS TIME, ALL IN-PERSON INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED, INCLUDING AT CITY HALL. PLEASE USE THE RESOURCES AT WWW.RITAOHIO.COM TO FILE YOUR RETURN. CALL THE RITA HELP DESK AT 800.860.7482 IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED ASSISTANCE.


The deadline to file your Wadsworth City tax return is April 15, 2020. 

Free help is available with personal income tax returns (excluding net profit returns) and other issues which may arise with regard to City income tax. The City Income Tax Office is located on the first floor in City Hall, and is open weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We do not take appointments. Persons stopping in are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis, and wait times may vary, please plan for such a possibility.

There is no after-hours assistance provided in Wadsworth. The closest location where RITA agents will provide assistance is in Medina at the Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Rd, Medina, OH 44256

Agents will be there on:

          Saturday, March 14, 2020     9 a.m.  -  5 p.m.

          Saturday, April 4, 2020         9 a.m.  -  5 p.m.


You may also go to any RITA office for assistance with your local taxes. Here is some information regarding city taxes, as well as more information regarding hours for assistance: City tax information. Please check the RITA website for the complete schedule of times and locations where you can go: Taxpayer Assistance or check out this link for filing information: Individual Taxes Filing Info.

After tax season, please call 330.335.2745 to confirm that someone will be available when you would like to come in.