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Public Notice: 2020 Tax Filing Deadline Extended

2020 Tax Year Due Date: May 17, 2021

The 2020 income tax filing deadline has been extended to Monday, May 17, 2021 in line with the State of Ohio's new filing deadline. Additionally, the City Auditor's Office will be open for in-person filing assistance on Saturday, May 8 and Saturday, May 15 from 8 a.m.-Noon. (Hours reduced since original announcement).

City Hall and the City Auditor's Office have now reopened to the public. Community members may continue to file taxes, make payments and find current City of Whitehall tax forms here on the City website. Paper forms may be submitted via the drop-box outside the front doors to City Hall (360 S. Yearling Road).  Questions? Contact the Income Tax Division at (614) 237-9803.

Electronic Filing for Whitehall Residents

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!

Electronic Filing Requirements

Full year Whitehall residents may e-file their local 2020 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 April 15, 2021.

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 City of Whitehall Income Tax Division at:

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

Overdue Taxes: Annual Interest Rate

By October 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 YearAnnual RateMonthly Rate
 2015 and prior18.0%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 2021 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 2021 Reconciliation of Returns