Hilliard has a mandatory tax filing. All Hilliard residents age 18 and older must file an income tax return every year by April 15 (or by the following Monday if April 15 is a weekend day), regardless of whether they work within this city. Hilliard residents must pay the City a 2% municipal income tax unless they are taxed at least 2 percent by the taxing district in which they work.

The income tax division of 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” below.

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


  • On Nov. 2, Hilliard residents will be asked to approve an additional 0.5% municipal income tax, paid by individuals who work in the City of Hilliard corporate boundaries (regardless of whether they live here).
  • The current income tax is 2.0%. If approved, the tax will become 2.5% and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2022.
  • All additional revenue will be dedicated for recreation and parks, including design, construction, and operation of a new community center comparable to those in neighboring communities.
  • Social security and pension income are not taxed as earned income, so will not be affected by the proposed change.
  • Get complete details about the ballot initiative!

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