Income Tax

The City of Barberton income tax rate is currently 2.25%.

Income taxes for the City of Barberton are processed by the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA). For all tax returns and registration forms, please go the Regional Income Tax Agency website.

As of January 1, 2021, City of Barberton Income Tax will be processed by the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA). All payments, returns, forms and questions will need to be directed to them starting January 1, 2021. 

Due to a change in state law, city income tax returns must now be filed by April 15th.

Due to the State of Ohio changing the filing deadline to file and pay State of Ohio Individual income tax to May 17, 2021, the City tax filing deadline for individual taxpayers has been extended to May 17, 2021 as well. The payment due date for the tax year 2021 first quarter estimated tax payment, and the filing and payment due dates for business net profit taxpayers, are not impacted by this extension.  

RITA Tax Payer Assistance Schedule

Municipal Income Tax Preparation Assistance available at:

Active Adult Center / YMCA
500 W Hopocan Avenue
Barberton, OH 44203

At this time, there are no tax payer assistance dates scheduled for 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Starting Tuesday, February 16, 2021, City of Barberton residents needing their city taxes prepared for them by RITA, can bring a copy of their tax documents (W-2, 1099, etc.) to the Finance Departments Drive Thru window at 104 Third St. NW. This is the same drive thru that is used to pay your City of Barberton utility bills. 

The process for drop off will go as follows: let the City of Barberton employee know you are here to drop off your tax documents so RITA can prepare your city taxes for you. They will then pass out a clipboard with a pen, empty envelope, and a form. It is important you fill out the form so RITA will apply the return to the correct account and if they would need to contact you with any questions. Place the completed form and tax documents into the blank envelope and seal the envelope. It is important to make sure all the tax documents are in the envelope before sealing. For security purposes, these envelopes will not be opened until RITA receives them, so no employees in the City of Barberton Finance Department will be opening these envelopes. Then return the pen, clipboard and sealed envelope back to the employee. The City of Barberton will then mail this envelope of information to RITA for you. If you would owe any tax when RITA prepares the return, RITA will mail you a bill for the tax owed.

The hours to drop off this information are the normal drive thru hours of 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. The drive thru does close daily for lunch from 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM. In light of the current pandemic, all pens will be clean when sent out to the residents. Once returned, the pens will not be used again until they are disinfected. The clipboards will also be disinfected in between uses as well. 

On Saturday, March 20, 2021, the drive thru will be open 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM for Tax Payer Assistance Drop Off. It will be only open for tax payer assistance drop off. No payments for income tax or utility bills will be accepted during that time.

Please have your tax documents ready when you get to the drive thru. Also, make sure to bring copies of your tax documents. Once you place them in the envelope and seal the envelope, you will not be getting these tax documents back. If you are in a hurry, you can always print off the RITA Tax Drop Off Form (located on the right side of this page under Forms), fill out the form and place this completed form and your tax documents into an envelope before coming to the drive thru. Then you will just need to give the City of Barberton employee at the drive thru your sealed envelope and let them know it contains your tax information for RITA to prepare your taxes.

More Information

Find information about taxes on the Ohio Department of Taxation website.