CITY OF LORAIN DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION
605 W. 4th St.
Lorain, OH 44052
Phone: (440) 204-1002
Fax: (440) 204-1006
The City of Lorain Does Not Accept Electronically Filed Tax Returns.
The office will be closed on Thursday, June 2nd for staff in-service.
We now accept online payments. Your balance due will not be available until your return has been processed. Balances are current as of 5/19/16. Please click on the link below:
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.
- 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.
Phil Dore-Field Investigator