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Don’t Forget: Income Tax Return

Posted March 15, 2021 in Administration by Anna Subler

You may be aware that the deadline to file your taxes is one month from today. However, do you know that:

  • All Hilliard residents over the age of 18 must file an income tax return 
  • More than three-fourths of Hilliard income taxes are paid by people who don’t live in the City
  • Retirees on fixed incomes do not pay income taxes to Hilliard

Residents of Hilliard pay a 2% municipal income tax unless they are taxed at least 2 percent by the taxing district in which they work. Hilliard’s income tax rate is lower than that collected by Columbus, Upper Arlington and Worthington (2.5%) and is the same as that paid by communities, such as Dublin, Grove City and Westerville. Hilliard residents who work in any of those communities get a 2% credit and do not pay income taxes to Hilliard (but must file Hilliard income tax forms.)

The income tax is the City’s largest source of tax revenue. Hilliard depends on the money to help fund City services, from transportation projects and police officers to community events hosted by the Recreation and Parks Department.

Hilliard’s Finance Department oversees the City’s income tax collection and provides information to residents to ensure they can file income taxes correctly. Residents file income taxes through the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA), which processes City income tax returns and collects the taxes that are due. 

Residents can file annual income tax forms electronically, or the income tax return forms can be found under “Additional Links” here.

For more information, contact us online or call (614) 876-7361 ext. 778.