Tax

Angie Brown

Tax Commissioner

106 E. Spring Street
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Telephone: 419-300-3108
Fax: 419-394-3304
Email: tax@cityofstmarys.net

Angie Brown

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We are the administrative agent for the following communities:

Village of Botkins Information
Village of Covington Information
Village of Cridersville Information
Village of Ft. Loramie Information
Village of Minster Information
Village of New Bremen Information
Village of New Knoxville Information
Village of North Star Information
Village of Osgood Information
Village of Russia Information
City of St. Marys Information

 

IMPORTANT TAX CHANGES FOR 2017

MANDATORY FILING

  Botkins   Minster   Russia
  Covington   New Knoxville   St. Marys
  Cridersville   North Star  
  Ft. Loramie   Osgood  
 

It is required that all residents, age 18 years and older, must file a tax return each year whether or not tax is due.

NON-MANDATORY FILING

  • New Bremen

All residents who live inside and work outside city limits must file a tax return each year.

Certain retirees can apply for an exemption from the filing requirement. CLICK HERE to fill out the exemption form. Please contact our office with any questions.

All residents receiving only non-taxable income must complete Section A of the return. All residents receiving taxable income, or a combination of taxable and nontaxable income, must complete Section B. Part-year residents, please contact our office for assistance.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FILING

  • Front page of Federal 1040 MUST be attached to your return.
  • Return MUST be signed.
  • All W-2s MUST be attached showing Box 5 Medicare wages and local taxes withheld.
  • All Federal Schedules if applicable.

Make your remittance payable to the municipality for which you are filing. Tax payments of $10.00 or less are not payable. Refunds of $10.00 or less will not be refunded.

PENALTY, INTEREST & LATE FILING FEES

  • One time penalty fee of 15% of tax due past due date
  • 0.50% interest per month until tax is paid in full
  • Late filing fee of $25.00 per month up to $150.00 for all municipalities

FAILURE TO FILE by the Federal due date will result in a late filing fee for all residents, even if you have no tax due or do not have taxable income.

EXTENSIONS

The 2017 tax returns are due by the Federal due date.  Extensions MUST be attached to your return when filed. 90% of the estimated tax liability, or 100% based on the previous year, must be paid by the Federal due date to avoid penalty. Interest is ALWAYS charged.
Please note - we do not allow extensions for payment of the tax.

PUBLISHED INTEREST RATE:
Ohio Revised Code 718.27 requires the Tax Administrator to publish, by October 31st, the established interest rate for tax underpayments based on the Federal short-term rate that will apply during the next calendar year.

Interest shall be imposed per annum, on all unpaid income tax, unpaid estimated income tax and unpaid withholding tax.

The interest rate used shall be the Federal short-term rate (rounded to the nearest whole number percent) plus five percent (5%). The rate shall apply for the calendar year next following the July of the year in which the Federal short-term rate is determined.

Note: Interest applies to any balance of tax due that is  not paid by the due date of a return, even if the return is filed under extension.

Calendar Year Monthly Interest Rate Yearly Interest Rate
      2018           .50%           6.00%
      2017            .50%           6.00%
      2016           .42%           5.00%

 

Welcome to the Tax Department

Our office administers and collects the city income tax for the City of St. Marys and the Villages of Botkins, Covington, Cridersville, Ft. Loramie, Minster, New Bremen, New Knoxville, North Star, Osgood, and Russia. The Tax Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will be happy to assist you with the filing of your city tax returns during these hours. Please note that we do not have on-line filing and your city return cannot be filed using software for this purpose. We also do not accept faxed tax returns. Returns can be filed by mail, in our office, and they also can be placed in the night drop box located just inside our front doors. Your city tax dollars stay in our communities maintaining our roads, supporting our police and fire departments, snow removal, brush pick up, spring clean-up, and keeping our hometowns great places to live today and for future generations.

Payment Options

Tax payments can be made with cash, check, money order, or on-line.  Secure on-line tax payments can be made at https://payments.lexisnexis.com/oh/city/stmary.  Customers using this option will be charged a non-refundable processing fee of $2.00 or 3%, whichever is greater, by LexisNexis VitalChek Network Inc.  Payments will be posted to your account within 3 business days. 

Forms

Tax forms are located under the Forms section and can be downloaded. Form EZ is for individuals. Form B is for reporting net profits from businesses. Forms W1 and W3 are for reporting employee withholding tax.

New employers are able to apply for a withholding account number by completing the application also located under the forms tab.