COVID-19 INFORMATION - TAX DEPARTMENT
The deadlines to file and pay municipal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020.
In-person tax assistance at City Hall has been suspended amid concerns about COVID-19. For tax assistance, the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) call center will remain open and available for taxpayer calls at 800.860.7482. RITA also offers convenient online services at ritaohio.com.
The City of Cuyahoga Falls has partnered with the
Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) for processing all tax filings.
City Taxes provide funding for the important services and programs that the city implements for every resident and business. From paving streets and picking up trash, to police and fire safety forces, these funds secure the services that keep our community safe and clean and ensure that life is better here.
The Regional Income Tax Agency provides services to collect income tax for municipalities in the State of Ohio. RITA's Board of Trustees is authorized to administer and enforce the income tax laws of each of the participating municipalities. However, each municipal corporation retains its right to administer and enforce its own income tax laws concurrently with the Board.
RITA offers comprehensive tax collection from registration through litigation.
The Regional Income Tax Agency, known as “RITA” was formed in 1971 to administer the income tax ordinance of any Ohio municipality (city or village in Ohio) that joins the Agency through the Regional Council of Governments (RCOG). Although not every Ohio municipality is a RCOG member, currently over 340 taxing jurisdictions (approximately 45% of Ohio municipalities with an income tax) utilize RITA to handle their municipal income tax collection and enforcement efforts.
Tax Ordinances, Rules & Regulations
The Regional Income Tax Agency must act in accordance with the Cuyahoga Falls codified income tax ordinances. Chapter 161 of the Cuyahoga Falls Codified Ordinances applies to tax year 2015 and all prior years. Chapter 164 of the Cuyahoga Falls Codified Ordinances applies to tax year 2016 and all future years.
Rules and regulations help taxpayers understand the City's administration of the income tax ordinance. The income tax rules and regulations are approved by the Income Tax Board of Review.
Tax Filing Assistance
The City of Cuyahoga Falls works with American Association of Retired Persons and Neighborhood Development Services to offer free tax filing assistance for low-income individuals and senior citizens. Call the Income Tax Department for updates on this year's AARP programming.