Finance and Income Tax
4095 Center Road
Brunswick Ohio 44212
Chief Tax Clerk
Income tax forms for this year
These forms are for residents and businesses filing taxes for 2016 and after.
Income tax forms for 2015 (and years prior)
These forms are for residents and businesses filing taxes for 2015 and prior.
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.
When filing your return, you are required to attach all W-2s and 1099 forms. Please include a copy of the Federal Form 1040/1040A/1040EZ to ensure your return is timely filed.
If the tax balance due is $10.00 or less, no payment is required.
The amount to be refunded must be greater than $10.00. Full-year non-resident taxpayers requesting a refund should use the Application for Refund form found on the city’s website. Examples include days worked out of city, employer error, or taxpayers under the age of 18.
If you file a Federal Extension, it is strongly suggested to avoid confusion that you mail or fax a copy of the Federal Extension Form (4868 or 7004) to the City of Brunswick Tax Department by the April 18th deadline. An extension of time to file is not an extension of time to pay any tax due. Payments received after the due date are subject to penalty and interest in accordance with Codified Ordinance Sections 880.
A late filing penalty of $25 will be charged for each month filed after April 18th, up to $150.00 (6 months), even if no tax is due.
A late payment penalty of 15% of the unpaid tax due will be charged if paid after April 18th.
Interest will be calculated at 5% per annum on the unpaid tax due if paid after April 18th.
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.