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 CITY OF LORAIN DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION

605 W. 4th St.
Lorain, OH 44052
Phone: (440) 204-1002
Fax: (440) 204-1006
Email: Incometax@cityoflorain.org
Website: www.cityoflorain.org/treasurer/forms
 
 
 
 
The City of Lorain Does Not Accept Electronically Filed Tax Returns.  
 
Notice:
The office will be closed all day on Tuesday Dec 6th, 2016 and Wednesday December 7th, 2016 due to the staff having a 2 day Ohio User Training with our software provider. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Please use our drop-off box and the link below to make payments.
 
 

2016-4th qtr estimates were mailed as of November 23, 2016. This was a second notice that was mailed in regards to your 2016 declaration of estimates.  July 2016 all vouchers were mailed to anyone who had a tax liability of $199.99 or more.

 

 

Online Payments:

We now accept online payments. Your balance due will not be available until your return has been processed. Balances are current as of 12/2/16. Please click on the link below:

https://www.xpress-pay.com/billSelect.asp?selectState=Ohio&selectMunicipality=Lorain%2C+City+of

 Please make sure you have your File # when accessing the online payments.

Tax Rate:
 
Lorain’s tax rate is 2.5% (effective January 1, 2013)
 
 
 
 

Ohio Business Gateway:

Employers have the option of making Lorain city withholding tax reports and payments via the Ohio Business Gateway. For more information, please visit the Ohio Business Gateway’s website at http://www.munitax.obg.ohio.gov or contact our office at (440) 204-1002.

 

 
 
Declaration of Estimated Tax:
 
Estimated tax payments are required by the City of Lorain if the tax liability exceeds $199.99. These payments are due as follows:
 
First quarter - April 15th
Second Quarter - June 15th
Third Quarter - Sept. 15th
Fourth Quarter - Dec. 15th
 
Non-payment of estimated taxes may result in penalty and interest being charged.
 
 
  
Important Income Tax Notice:
Pursuant to the passage of Amended Substitute House Bill 5 in December, 2014, new State mandated municipal income tax guidelines have been established, effective with tax years beginning January 1, 2016. Chapter 718 of the Ohio Revised Code can be found at : http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/718 . Please reference this document to determine how the new, State mandated, changes effect your municipal taxable income.
Important information on Paper and Electronic Media W-2 Reporting Requirements at the following link:
www.ssa.gov/employer/EFW2&EFW2C.htm
 
Mission Statement:
  • To administrate and collect taxes on behalf of the City of Lorain as directed by the city ordinance efficiently and accurately.
  • To provide a high level of service while maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.
  
Terri Soto-Treasurer
 

Staff Members

 

Tami Dziak-Income Tax Clerk

 

Malixza Molina-Income Tax Clerk

 

Yoli Maldonado-Income Tax Clerk

 

Nellie Thomas-Income Tax Clerk

 

Pam Tremaine-Deputy Treasurer

 

Phil Dore-Field Investigator