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This question is being decided in the courts. You can fill out and file a Non-Resident Employee Refund Application Form to request the refund, and the City of Whitehall will hold the refund request until a final court decision is made. Make sure to complete the entire form, including checking the box at the top to indicate the request is related to COVID-19.
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Had W-2 only income and lived and worked within Whitehall corporate limits, or Had W-2 only income and worked outside of the City. If this is your situation, you must send in a copy or copies of W-2's after filing electronically. File Online
-You may make your payment anytime, any day, 24/7.-The Whitehall Income Tax division receives instant notification of your payment and will post it to your account the next business day. For each payment, you will receive a confirmation number and an email confirmation will be sent to you. Pay Online
For assistance in preparing your City of Whitehall return, please visit the Office of the Auditor, 360 S. Yearling Road in Whitehall. Office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For assistance over the phone, please call (614) 237-9803 during office hours. We are happy to help you with all of your income tax questions. Ohio Benefit Bank
It’s not clear right now when a final ruling will be made. The court case was filed in July 2020 and is still in its early stages. (The Buckeye Institute v. City of Columbus Auditor, 20 CV 004301, Franklin County Common Pleas Court)
When a final ruling is made, the City of Whitehall will either issue the refund (if that’s the decision) or notify you that you are not eligible to receive the refund due to the court ruling.
Remember that even if you are able to receive a refund of the tax withheld for your workplace city, you will likely owe that tax, or some portion of it to your residence community if that community has a tax. If you have, an outstanding tax debt owed to the City of Whitehall the refund will used to offset this debt.