Income Tax

Frequently Asked Questions


I hope this answers some of the questions you have regarding the filing of your Village of Oak Harbor Local Income Tax Return. The above questions are certainly not inclusive of all situations. If you have any questions, or need help preparing your return please contact the Income Tax Office, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am through 4:30 pm. at 419-898-1611. If you still think you don’t have to file, just call the office and let me help you with that determination. All forms are available online at www.oakharbor.oh.us and at the Oak Harbor Municipal Building.

Henry Jarrett
Fiscal Officer


 

Q. WHY DID I GET A TAX FORM? 

The Village of Oak Harbor has Mandatory Tax Filing. All residents, whether you lived in the Village the entire year, six months or even one month you must file a tax form.

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Q. DOES MY CHILD/CHILDREN NEED TO FILE? 

If your child(ren) was 16 years old as of January 1st of the effective tax year and received a W-2 or 1099, he/she needs to file a Village tax return. 

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Q. I DON’T OWN A HOME, I RENT HERE. DO I NEED TO FILE? 

YES, local taxes are not set up like property taxes. It doesn’t matter if you rent or own your residence. You must file a Village tax return. 

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Q. MY EMPLOYER WITHHOLDS A LOCAL TAX. DO I STILL NEED TO FILE? 

YES, this falls under the mandatory filing provision. 

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Q. MY EMPLOYER DID NOT WITHHOLD ANY LOCAL TAX. DO I NEED TO FILE? 

YES, you are a resident of the village and must file a return plus pay 1% income tax on your wages.
 
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Q. DO I GET CREDIT FOR LOCAL TAXES WITHHELD FROM ANOTHER MUNICIPALITY? 

For tax year 2014 filing due on April 15, 2015, you will receive credit up to the one percent Village of Oak Harbor tax rate for another municipal tax paid. Effective January 1, 2015 for the 2015 tax year that will be filed April 15, 2016, ORDINANCE NO. 19-2014, is repealing the Village of Oak Harbor Ordinance §38.14 regarding income tax credit paid to another municipality. This means the Village will no longer allow up to the one percent credit for another municipal tax withheld. For example, if you work in the City of Toledo and Toledo City taxes are withheld from your pay, you will no longer receive the 1% credit for your Village of Oak Harbor taxes. In addition to the City of Toledo local tax withheld, you will also have to pay the Village of Oak Harbor 1% income tax rate. This can be done by making quarterly payments. In the back of the tax form booklet are quarterly declaration coupons. For example, in 2015, if you make $10,000.00 a quarter, your Village of Oak Harbor income tax due per quarter would be $100.00. If you make these quarterly payments, when it is time to file your tax return on April 15, 2016 you will have paid your taxes and not have to make the full $400.00 yearly payment all at one time.

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Q. I AM RETIRED, DISABLED, COLLECTING A PENSION. DO I NEED TO FILE? 

Once you have notified the Income Tax Office that you have retired, you will no longer need to file a return. If you don’t notify this office that you have retired and not file a return, your account comes up as delinquent. Social Security, disability monies and pension withdrawal are not taxable to the Village. If you return to work and start earning W2 or 1099 income you must start filing a return again.

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Q. I RECEIVED UNEMPLOYMENT. DO I NEED TO FILE? 

YES, even though unemployment is not taxable income to the Village it is still necessary to file a tax return. You can write on line 1 of the return unemployment income only, sign the bottom of the return and mail it in. If this office is not notified your only income was unemployment and don’t file a return, your account comes up as delinquent.

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Q. WHAT OTHER TYPES OF INCOME ARE TAXABLE TO THE VILLAGE? 

Rental income, farm income, lottery and gambling and business income is reportable and possibly taxable to the Village. If you have any of these types of income and have questions, please contact the Income Tax Office.

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Q. WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T FILE? 

Non-filing of your local income tax may resort in Criminal charges being filed punishable by a fine not exceeding $500, a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both. This is a serious and costly charge.

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