Village personal and business income tax returns are now filed with RITA (the Regional Income Tax Agency) by mail or online.
The Village of Golf Manor has partnered with other Ohio municipalities in a shared income tax collection service known as RITA, the Regional Income Tax Agency. In doing so, RITA now administers and collects income taxes on behalf of the Village of Golf Manor, including any past due returns or outstanding balances for previous years.
All residents will be required to file a tax return (or a valid exemption certificate) with RITA by April 15th each year starting with tax year 2018.
RITA Customer Service Agents are available to answer any questions and provide assistance Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm by calling toll-free at 1-800-860-7482. All residents are encouraged to register, obtain forms, file a return, make payments, and view Frequently Asked Questions on the RITA website at www.ritaohio.com.
RITA was formed in 1971 to administer the income tax ordinances for Ohio municipalities (city or village) that join the agency. Currently over 320 taxing jurisdictions (approximately 45% of Ohio municipalities with an income tax) utilize RITA to handle their municipal income tax collection and enforcement efforts. Locally Addyston, Arlington Heights, Bethel, Elmwood Place, Greenhills, Lockland, Loveland, Milford, Mt. Healthy, Newtown, and Silverton, to name a few, participate in RITA.
RITA’s comprehensive tax services will provide better service for residents, be more cost effective, and accurate for the Village’s tax collection operations. RITA will provide enhanced services such as online tax filing for Village taxes. Get more information about RITA here.
Income Tax Filing Requirement
Golf Manor tax ordinances require ALL Golf Manor residents (including those retired), landlords and business owners to file an income tax return each year, on or before April 15th, whether or not tax is due. Upon the date of your first day of residency or opening of a business, tax liability begins. Individuals or businesses filing taxes for 2015, 2016 and 2017 will need to do so through RITA effective July 1, 2018.
Renters & Landlords
Property owners of rental property within the corporate limits of the Village are required by Ordinance to submit to the Tax Commissioner a Landlord/Tenant Report detailing the names, addresses, telephone numbers and place of employment (if available), and Social Security Number for each tenant (Section 729.01) living in rental property of any kind on or before July 31 of each year and December 31 of each year. The Landlord/Tenant Report may be mailed by postal mail or submitted in person to the Golf Manor Tax Department by the date required at 6450 Wiehe Road, Golf Manor, OH 45237. These forms can be also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 1.7% tax is due on all taxable income earned for work or services performed while a resident of the Village whether or not reported on an employer’s W-2 form. Taxable income is defined as all gross wages, salary, regular pay, overtime, sick pay, vacation pay, tips, bonuses, profit sharing, severance pay, unemployment compensation, other compensation received, gambling winnings, and insurance premium payments. For businesses taxable income includes net profits from the operation of a business, profession or other activity. Business losses cannot be deducted from W-2 or 1099 income.
The Village allows a credit up to 1.7% for the amount of taxes that have been paid by a resident to another municipality. To receive credit for tax paid to other municipalities, documented proof of payment on a W-2 form must be provided with your tax return.
Tax Return & Payment Schedule
- On or before April 15th: File Declaration with 1/4 payment.
- On or before June 15th: Make 2nd quarterly payment.
- On or before September 15th: Make 3rd quarterly payment.
- On or before January 15th: Make 4th quarterly payment.
- On or before April 15th: File return. Pay quarterly payment.
Real Estate & Personal Property Tax
Real estate and property taxes are not collected by the Village. Questions regarding real estate and personal property tax must be directed to the Hamilton County Treasurer at the Hamilton County Court House at 513-946-4000.