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Income tax

Income tax forms for this year

These forms are for businesses filing quarterly taxes for 2016.
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Income tax forms for 2015 (and years prior)

These forms are for residents and businesses filing taxes for 2015 and prior.
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The City of Brunswick is very happy to provide its residents and businesses with our in-house Income Tax Department. We are here to provide Brunswick residents and businesses with all the customer service you need to stay in compliance with our local income tax laws. Brunswick income taxes are governed by Chapter 880 of the Brunswick Codified Ordinances and Ohio Revised Code 718.

Please remember that Brunswick has a mandatory filing law that requires any person 18 years or older, who resides in the City of Brunswick, to file a return, regardless of income, including any person who owns a business and/or rental property.

Exception is for any person who has submitted proof of retirement to the Tax Department and has no other taxable income.

How can we help you?

  • We can prepare your individual City Income Tax forms.
  • We can answer any questions regarding your City taxes.
  • You can drop off your tax forms and payments at the drop box located in the City Hall parking lot.

Pursuant to a vote of the electors on May 5, 2009, the City of Brunswick municipal income tax rate of 1.35% was increased to 1.85% for a period of four years from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2013, and renewed through December 31, 2017, for the purpose of maintaining safe staffing levels for the safety forces of the City.


Important income tax changes effective January 1, 2016

Pursuant to the passage of Amended Substitute House Bill 5 by the Ohio General Assembly in December 2014, new State mandated municipal income tax guidelines have been established.  These changes become effective with tax years beginning January 1, 2016. 

Changes regarding the declaration and payment of estimates for both individuals and businesses for tax year 2016 are as follows:

Due dates for quarterly payment of the 2016 declared estimate:

  • April 15th
  • June 15th
  • September 15th
  • December 15th

Please note that estimated payments are not mandatory in the City of Brunswick and a penalty will not be assessed for late payment of the 2016 estimate.


Interest rate notice for taxable year 2017 only

The interest rate for taxable year 2017 is 6% per annum.


Interest rate notice for taxable year 2016 only

The interest rate for taxable year 2016 is 5% per annum.

Ohio Revised Code 718.27 requires the interest rate for tax underpayments be the federal short-term rate (rounded to the nearest whole number percent) plus five percent (5%). Interest shall be imposed per annum, on all unpaid income tax, unpaid estimated income tax, and unpaid withholding tax. The rate shall apply for the calendar year next following the July of the year in which the federal short-term rate is determined.

Income Tax office hours

Monday-Friday during regular City Hall hours

Have a question?


The Tax Department staff is pleased to provide answers to these frequently asked questions.