Income Tax

Tax returns submitted using Turbo Tax and other software DO NOT get electronically submitted to our office. To electronically file a return, please use our Online Tax Tool.

A new tax rate of 2.30% beginning

  January 1, 2023.

Amended Ordinance

Resident taxpayers that have courtesy tax withheld should adjust their Lancaster withholdings from 1.2% to 1.3%.

Withholding/Reconciliation Information:

 Withholding payments can be remitted via our Online Tax Tool, mailed, submitted through GOVPAYNET/ALLPAID with a credit card or use the Ohio Business Gateway.

The City of Lancaster is requiring Withholding Reconciliations with 150 or more employees to be submitted in SSA, electronic format.

Electronic filing of year-end W-2 and reconciliation information can be submitted via the Online Tax Tool or our Form Center. Select 'Income Tax" from the department drop down menu in the Form Center.

Monthly, Quarterly, Reconciliation FORMS

Business Registration click here to Apply for a Lancaster City Account 

Electronic Filing with our Online Tax Tool

  • Make payments by checking account with NO FEE
  • File current or prior year returns
  • Upload W-2's, Federal Schedules and other tax documents

 *You will need your Lancaster City tax account number to create your WEB Login. You can call our office at 740-687-6606 to verify your account number or request an account number for new tax filers.

 **Please be sure to provide W-2's and Federal Schedules. That information can be uploaded into the Tax Tool, uploaded to the Form Center or mailed to our office. The filing is NOT complete until this documentation is submitted.



Federal short-term rate for 2022 is 7%

Federal short-term rate for 2020 & 2021 is 5%

Federal short-term rate for 2019 is 7%

Federal short-term rate for 2017 & 2018 is 6%