Income Tax

Please be aware that city returns prepared using Turbo Tax DO NOT get electronically submitted to our office. You must submit the return to our office with documentation attached.

The City of Lancaster has mandatory filing for anyone 16 and over, regardless of income amount.

BUSINESS REGISTRATION

Securely upload W3 Withholding Reconciliations, W2's and 1099's in our Form Center

Please select Income Tax Department from the Department drop down menu.

Employers with 150 or more employees must use the SSA format that includes local tax information.

REFUND REQUESTS

PLEASE FIND OUR NEW NON RESIDENT REFUND REQUEST FORM UNDER OUR FORMS SECTION.

A refund of the tax withheld for your pre-COVID-19 work municipality, while you worked from home or another location, may not be available until litigation over this issue is completed. See Buckeye Institute, et al., v. Columbus City Auditor, et al, Franklin County Common Pleas Court Case No. 20-CV-004301.

2022 DUE DATES

Individual Income Tax Returns are due on April 18, 2022

Estimated Payment Due Dates

1ST QUARTER DUE APRIL 18, 2022

2ND QUARTER DUE JUNE 15, 2022

3RD QUARTER DUE SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

4TH QUARTER DUE DECEMBER 15, 2022 FOR BUSINESSES AND 

JANUARY 17, 2023 FOR INDIVIDUALS

For tax preparation please call 740-687-6606 option 4, to make an appointment with the Income Tax Office.

Click below for Covid-19/ Tax Drop off info

https://www.ci.lancaster.oh.us/882/COVID

2021 Income Tax Packet with Instructions

https://www.ci.lancaster.oh.us/DocumentCenter/View/6288/2021-Individual-Income-Tax-Packet



A new tax rate of 2.20% beginning
 January 1, 2021.

Resident taxpayers that have courtesy tax withheld should adjust their Lancaster withholdings from .75% to 1.2%.

The City of Lancaster is requiring 2020 Withholding Reconciliations with 150 or more employees to be submitted in SSA, electronic format.

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

Electronic filing of year-end W-2 and reconciliation information can be submitted via the Tax Tool, our Form Center (in the "Contact Us" section) or by mail. Employers with 150 or more employees must use the SSA format that includes local tax information.

                           
As of 03/12/2020 the Online Tax Tool is available.

  • Make payments by checking account with no fee
  • File current or prior year returns
  • Upload W-2's 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.

**For all taxpayers e-filing their return
please be sure to provide W-2's and Federal Schedules. That information can be uploaded into the Tax Tool or mailed to our office. Please be aware that your filing is NOT complete until this documentation is submitted.






  


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%