Income Tax


The tax office will be closed for training Monday 01/27/2020.

Beginning 01/01/2020 Tax Preparers will not be able to electronically file the Lancaster City Income Tax Return.

The online Tax Tool is unavailable as we are working hard to provide a better e-filing experience.

Withholding payments can be mailed, submitted through GOVPAYNET with a credit card or use the Ohio Business Gateway.

The City of Lancaster will now accept electronic filing of year-end W-2 and reconciliation information. Employer must use the SSA format that includes local tax information.


Mission Statement

It is our mission to collect funds required by the city income tax ordinance that will be used for city operations and services that are paid from the general fund.

Department Objectives

  • To maximize collections legally due to the city under its income tax ordinance.
  • To provide quality customer service to all taxpayers and their tax preparers.
  • To carry out the tax collection process in a cost-effective manner.
  • To maintain an environment of equity and fairness to all taxpayers in the collection of taxes.


Paying Income Tax with a Credit Card

Click the image below to access credit card payment feature.
Income Tax Online Payments

Federal short-term rate for 2019 is 7%

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