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Income tax

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Finance and Income Tax
4095 Center Road
Brunswick Ohio 44212

Susan Burke
Chief Income Tax Clerk
sburke@brunswick.oh.us
330-558-6815

On March 11, 2019, the City’s Income Tax Department unveiled a new on-line tax filing and payment website. This new website provides a user-friendly approach where customers can input their tax information and then produce a calculated and final return. At the time of the electronic filing, the customer no longer needs to submit their supporting tax forms (i.e., W-2s, 1099s, 1040, etc.) making it a much more enjoyable and faster filing experience. All returns, however, may be subject to an audit at a later date.

The eFile website has been taken down for maintenance by the software vendor. It is anticipated to be available for use after January 30, 2020

The customer can also elect to pay on-line at the same time of their filing. Payments via electronic check are free to the customer.  The customer may also choose to pay by a credit or debit card. Credit and debit card payments do require the customer to absorb a fee charged by the credit card processor.

The Income Tax Department and affiliates have been working on providing a seamless tax filing experience and a free payment option for a couple of years. We are finally here! If you want to try out this new product and still need to file, please go to the link in the blue announcement box on this page. We hope you enjoy the experience!

Forms for 2019:

Income tax forms for 2019 (click to open)

These forms are for residents and businesses filing taxes for 2019.


 

Forms for prior years:

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.

The municipal income tax rate is 2.0%. The tax credit will remain at 1.0% for wages taxed and paid for another 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 beginning with tax year 2016 are as follows:

Due dates for quarterly payment of the declared estimate:

  • April 15th
  • June 15th
  • September 15th
  • January 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 estimate.

When filing your return, you are required to attach all W-2s and 1099-MISC 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, you will automatically receive a 6-month extension for filing. Please forward a copy of the extension to our office. An extension of time to file is not an extension of time to pay any tax due.

A late filing penalty of $25 will be charged for each month filed after April 15th, 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 the due date.

Interest will be calculated at 5% per annum on the unpaid tax due if paid after the due date.

Interest rates

YearAnnual rateMonthly rate
2019-20207.0%0.583%
2017-20186.0%0.500%
20165.0%0.420%

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.