Local Income Tax
The Village of Shawnee Hills, like many Ohio communities, has a municipal income tax. In 1994, the Village contracted with the Regional Income Tax Agency (R.I.T.A.) through a Regional Council of Governments, to administer the collection of the income tax. R.I.T.A. is a public organization established in 1971 under section 167 of the Ohio Revised Code that currently serves 139 municipalities throughout Ohio. R.I.T.A. offers a variety of services to residents and businesses in the Village. Whether it is online, in person, or over the phone, all services are free. The following are the online services available at: www.ritaohio.com.
As a member of the Regional Council of Governments, the Village receives cost effective tax collection services through the sharing of resources. The mission of the Regional Income Tax Agency is to provide member communities with high quality, cost effective municipal services. R.I.T.A. strives to service member municipalities with integrity and their taxpayers in a professional courteous and responsive manner.
- R.I.T.A. offers a variety of services to residents and businesses in the Village. Whether it is online, in person, or over the phone, all services are free. The following are the online services available at: www.ritaohio.com.
- R.I.T.A. E-Registration is a fast and simple electronic method to establish your municipal tax account.
- R.I.T.A. E-File is a quick, easy and secure way to file individual and employer withholding returns.
- R.I.T.A. E-Payments is a convenient and safe method to pay taxes online. Data is encrypted to ensure safe transmission.
- R.I.T.A. Auto-Calculation Individual & Business Net Profit Returns are Excel worksheets that simplify the tax calculations. Click on the Individual or Business link to access.
Telephone support is offered two ways:
- Interactive Voice Self-service is available around-the-clock, toll free at 800-860-7482. Simply follow the automated prompts to access important information.
- Agent assisted customer service can be assesses weekdays, 8:00am-5:00p.m via the toll free number.
Walk in Assistance
Walk in Assistance is available weekdays, 8:00am - 5:00pm at
760 Lakeview Plaza Blvd. Suite 400
Worthington OH 43085
General correspondence may be sent to the R.I.T.A. offices listed below:
R.I.T.A. Central Ohio Office R.I.T.A. Main Office
760 Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Suite 400 10107 Brecksville Rd.
Worthington OH 43085 Brecksville OH 44141
For payments, please remit to R.I.T.A.’s secured lockbox at:
P.O. Box 477900
Broadview Heights, OH 44147-7900
Did you know you may be eligible for a refund of local income tax for days worked outside the Village of Shawnee Hills?
For example, if you work in Columbus, but your position requires that you travel and work in another municipality or you work from your home, you may be entitled to a partial refund for the taxes your employer withheld to Columbus, for the days you worked in another municipality. You need to file a request for refund with the municipality where you work. To get an idea of what type of information is required for a refund; you can review RITA’s Form 10A, Request for Refund at www.ritaohio.com. For more information you should consult your tax advisor or contact a RITA agent at 866.721.7482, or visit the RITA office at 760 Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Suite 400, Worthington, Ohio 43085.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is there a mandatory filing requirement as a resident of Shawnee Hills?
A. Yes. RITA member municipal residents have a universal filing requirement (UFR). In the event you qualify for exempt status, you should complete an Individual Declaration of Exemption form. This form is available by calling RITA at 800-860-7482 and at www.ritaohio.com.
Q. If I only resided in Shawnee Hills for a portion of the tax year do I still need to file a tax return?
Q. What is the tax rate for Shawnee Hills?
A. The tax rate is 2%. Shawnee Hills allows 100% credit up to 1.75%.
Q. How can I determine if I reside within the municipal limits of Shawnee Hills?
A. You may either contact RITA, the Delaware County Auditor or the Village Office.
Q. Am I required to make estimated tax payments to Shawnee Hills?
A. Yes. The municipal tax ordinance requires that quarterly estimated payments be made if you anticipate any tax liability to Shawnee Hills.
Q. Will RITA send quarterly bills or must I use payment vouchers?
A. As a courtesy to our taxpayers, RITA will send estimated tax bills for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4thquarters.
Q. How long has Shawnee Hills had a municipal tax and when did RITA begin their administration of that tax?
A. The Village of Shawnee Hills’ tax has been in effect since 1991. RITA began administering this tax in 1994.
Q. If I provide the documentation needed tp prepare my local return will RITA do the calculations for me?
A. Yes. However, we request that you submit your documentation prior to March 31st.
Q. What is the due date for the RITA return?
A. April 15th.
The following utilities are located within the Village of Shawnee Hills:
Del Co Water Company 740-548-7746
Columbia Gas of Ohio 800-344-4077
Ohio Edison 800-633-4766
Time Warner Cable 614-255-4997 or 877-283-8091
Village Sanitary Sewer 614-889-2824 option 2
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