Income Tax
Julie Parker
Income Tax Auditor
35 S. Paint St
Phone: 740.773.1161
Fax: 740.773.4535

IMPORTANT - TAX RATE INCREASE: Effective January 1, 2016, the municipal income tax rate will be 2%. All years prior to this will be at the rate of 1.6%. Credits paid to another municipality will remain the same.

Useful Forms

City Income Tax Registration

Withholding W-1 (Effective until 1/1/2016)
Withholding W-1 (Effective 1/1/2016)
Withholding Instructions (Effective until 1/1/2016)
Ammended Withholding Instructions (Effective 9/1/2016)
Reconciliation (Effective until 1/1/2016)
Reconciliation (Effective 1/1/2016)
Fillable City Tax Return Form (Effective until 1/1/2016)
Fillable City Tax Return Form 2016 - page 1
Fillable City Tax Return Form 2016 - page 2
2016 Filing Instructions
Tax Return Form 2017
2017 Filing Instructions
Business & Professional Questionnaire
Extension Form
Quarterly Estimated Income Tax Form

Notices and Updates


Interest Rate for 2016 is 5% (0.42% per month)
Interest Rate for 2017 is 6% (0.50% per month)
Taxpayers' Rights and Responsibilities Eff. 1/1/16


City of Chillicothe Income Tax Announcement

Credit Card Payment

Pay your City of Chillicothe Income Tax with American Express, MasterCard, Discover, or Visa starting Monday, AUGUST 21, 2017

Credit card payments may be made by telephone or in person at the City Income Tax Department located in the City Administration Building. Transactions completed by the end of the business day, on the due date are timely and will not be charged a penalty.

Fee For Use

A fee is charged for this service by the processor, Fist Data. This fee is not charged by the City Income Tax Department and the City receives no portion of this fee. The credit card service provider charges a fee of 2.29% plus $0.19 for every transaction regardless of type of card. You will be told the amount of the fee before you complete the transaction and may cancel the transaction before it is completed.

Pay By Phone

To pay by phone, a 3.29% plus $0.19 fee is charged for this service.

You will need the following information to complete a payment:

  • The type of tax (withholding, business return, or individual return)
  • Your account number
  • Your credit card information
  • The amount of tax payment

The system will:

  • Provide you with a confirmation number. Please write down and retain this number.

CCA Notice

Important information regarding the notice you have received from the City of Cleveland Central Collection Agency (CCA)

Dear City of Chillicothe Taxpayer:

The City of Chillicothe Income Tax Department has contracted with the City of Cleveland Central Collections Agency (CCA) to obtain Federal income tax information to identify residents who have not filed or may owe income taxes to the City of Chillicothe.

Because Federal law prohibits the City of Chillicothe from having access to IRS information, the City of Chillicothe will not be able to assist you with questions related to notices received by the agency. Payments and all correspondence regarding these notices must be directed to the CCA auditor indicated on your notice.

The first phase were those who received an audit notice from CCA because a comparison of IRS records indicated that you had filed a Federal Income Tax Return but not a City of Chillicothe Income Tax Return. Beginning phase two, the City of Chillicothe, as authorized by Internal Revenue Code Section 6103(d), the Central Collection Agency (CCA), to obtain federal income tax information that indicates you have received 2007-2012 income which may be subject to Chillicothe income tax. These notices are being sent because the City of Chillicothe has reached out to you for non-filing and no response was received. The audit notice will advise you as to what is believed to be owed, plus any penalties and interest.

To help you determine if you are responsible for paying Chillicothe City income taxes, a complete listing of taxable and non-taxable income is provided below. If you discover you have, in fact, received taxable income for which you have not previously filed a City of Chillicothe income tax return, contact the CCA auditor listed in the notice for information on additional documents you may need to complete to determine your City of Chillicothe income tax liability.

All tax returns (including documentations, federal schedules, copies of W-2s, or 1099's) and payments must be remitted directly to CCA. All documentation should be mailed to Central Collection Agency, Division of Taxation, 205 W. Saint Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113-1503. For information on how payments are made and/or questions, you can contact CCA at 1-877-878-8587 or online at CCA has provided a name of an Auditor in their Special Audit Department on the enclosed letter. Please feel free to contact this Special Auditor directly with any questions.

PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS NOTICE. Failure to resolve this matter may result in legal action, including criminal or civil charges for failure to file any missing tax filing and/or failure to pay any outstanding balance due. Thank you for your prompt attention.

Below there is important information for your review, including a chart for taxable and non-taxable income and tax related links.

Taxable Income Non-Taxable Income
Wages/Salaries reported on a W-2 Alimony & Child Support
1099 Misc. Income Annuities Received
Tips Military Pay/Reserve Pay
Bonuses Interest/Dividends from Intangible Properties
Commissions Any compensation earned by a persons under the age of 16
Jury Duty Pensions/Retirement
Substitute Pay Royalties
Partnership Income Welfare
Rental Income (Net) - inside and outside of Chillicothe City limits Federal or State Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Sick Pay Capital Gains
Vacation Pay Clergy Housing Allowance
Incentive Payment
Lottery & Gambling Winnings of $1,000 or more
Wages/Salaries reported on a W-2 earned while working within the city limits
1099 Misc, Income earned while working within the city limits
Rental Income (Net) of any properties located with the city limits
Partnership income from partnerships located within the city limits
Corporation located in the city, taxed on the percentage of allocated income
Business income from businesses located in and/or operating within the city, can be allocated if operating in multiple cities


** Non-residents that work in the city and have city taxes withheld at 2% are NOT required to file a return with the City of Chillicothe. Exceptions to this would be if you have taxes withheld and any additional income that falls under the "Taxable Income" column for non-residents.

CCA Website:

CCA Frequently Asked Questions

CCA Revised Letter

Disclaimer: This is not all-inclusive. If you have income that is not addressed by the provided list, please call the City of Chillicothe Income Tax Department at 740-773-1161

Note: The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the City of Chillicothe and while we strive to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implies, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore, strictly at your own risk.

Income Tax Department

The Income Tax Department is responsible for receiving and processing all local tax payments for residents living and/or working in Chillicothe. We also receive Employers Witholding tax from businesses that employ one or more persons on a salary, wage, commission, or other compensation basis. We are responsible for maintaining tax accounts, data entry or tax return, posting and breakdown of payments, preparing and balancing daily deposits of monies received, and the processing of delinquent billings and reconciliation of accounts. We produce a variety of financial reports as requested by different departments.

We strive to maintain a courteous and professional relationship with the public and are available for questions Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM.


Tax Facts

  • Your mailing address does not always reflect the taxing jurisdiction in which you live. Our office and the Ross County Auditor's office are available to answer these questions.

  • Interest, dividends, unemployment, pension income, retirement, welfare payments, military, and social security benefits are not subject to city tax.

  • Gambling and lottery winnings over $1,000 are considered taxable income for residents.

  • If working and paying taxes in another municipality, the taxayer shall receive a credit up to 50% of the the amount owed to Chillicothe.

  • Distributions to retirement, 401k, and deffered compensation are taxed at the local level at the time of earning.

  • Earnings and income of all persons under 16 years of age are exempt.

  • If you are requesting that your account be inactivated due to your moving from the jurisdiction with no intent to return, while retaining a mailing address within the jurisdiction as your address of record, please enter the date of your move and the reason, and attach supporting documentation with regard to your relocation.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I pay property taxes?

The Ross County Treasurer's Office collects payment for property taxes. If you have questions about your property taxes please contact:

Ross County Treasurer's Office
Phone: 740.702.3080
Fax: 740.722.6748

Where do I get yard sale permits and how much are they?

The City of Chillicothe Auditor's office provides yard sale permits for $5.00 if it is your first or yard sale. If it is not your first or second yard sale you must pay $20.00 for a permit.

How many yard sales can I have per year and how many days can it last?

You can have a maximum of four yard sales per year on a single parcel. The yard sale cannot exceed a consecutive three day period.

Where do I get local tax information?

To get contact information for the Income Tax Department please click here.

Where do I go to pay or start utilities?

The City of Chillicothe Utilities and Water Department will assist you with your utility needs.

Where do I go to pay traffic tickets?

The Municipal Court takes care of traffic ticket, fine, or civil complaints please contact:

Ross County Municipal Court
Phone: 740.773.3515
Fax: 740.774.1101

Where do I obtain a vendor's license?

Ross County Auditor's Office
Phone: 740.702.3080
Fax: 740.772.6748

Where do I report nuisances?

The Safety and Services Department handles nuisance reports.

Where do I return job applications?

Applications can be returned to the Human Resources Office.

Where can I send donations?

Donations can be send to the City of Chillicothe Auditor's Office.

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