File Taxes

NOTICE: Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the local income tax filing deadline for income earned in 2019 has been extended from April 15 to July 15, 2020. While the Tax Division has reopened to the public, we still encourage you to file online when possible.

Annual Interest Rate

By Oct. 31 of each year, the interest rate that will apply to overdue municipal income taxes during the next calendar year will be posted herein, as required by the Ohio Revised Code Section 718.27(F).

The interest rate is calculated by adding 5 percentage points to the federal short-term rate (rounded to the nearest whole number percent) that was in effect during July of the current year, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 718.27(A)(5).

Based on these requirements, the applicable interest rate is as follows.

 Calendar Year Annual Rate Monthly Rate
 2020 7.0% 0.583%
 2019 7.0% 0.583%
 2018 6.0% 0.50%
 2017 6.0% 0.50%
 2016 5.0% 0.42%
 2015 and prior 18.0% 1.50%
 2015 and prior (withholding liabilities) 36.0%  3.00%

Withholding Accounts

Withholding accounts will no longer be mailed withholding booklets. We are providing online filing for 2020 employer withholding of Whitehall income tax. 

The tax tool will provide:
  • General information
  • Instructions for completing the forms
  • Forms for quarterly, monthly, and semi-monthly remittance of withholding tax due
  • Your 2020 Reconciliation of Returns

Electronic Filing for Whitehall Residents (Webtool

The City of Whitehall is excited to offer electronic filing. We want residents to take advantage of our electronic filing program. It’s free, it’s fast, and it’s environmentally friendly!

E-File Requirements

Full year Whitehall residents may e-file their local income tax returns if they meet the following conditions:
  • They had W-2 only income and lived and worked within Whitehall corporate limits 
  • If they had W-2 only income and worked outside of the City, they may file electronic, but they must send in a copy of their W-2(s) 
Note: Some residents and individuals with Schedule C, E, F, or K-1’s may electronically file. They may also use the webtool to prepare their return. They must then print and mail their return to the City of Whitehall postmarked by July 15, 2020 (extended from April 15 due to the COVID-19 outbreak).

Whitehall residents and individuals who are required to file local income tax returns, but do not meet the above criteria may use our fill-in return option or our online tax preparation tool. All active accounts were mailed a letter with your account number and website information in late January. All they need to do is log onto this website and chose the electronic filing option found above, or navigate to the fill-in form, type in the necessary information, print, and mail it along with the appropriate attachments to the address listed below:

City of Whitehall
Income Tax Division
360 S. Yearling Road
Whitehall, OH 43213

Contact Information

If you do not receive this notification, please notify the tax department by calling (614) 237-9803 and we will be happy to assist you.