IMPORTANT TAX NOTICE
Effective January 1, 2013, the City's Income Tax rate became 2.5%. This increase was approved by voters of Lorain with the passage of Issue 13 on November 6, 2012. All employers located within the City of Lorain have been notified of this change and will be required to withhold the additional amount (.5%) from their employees' wages.
Any Lorain resident who currently is having their employer withhold an additional amount from their wages due to working in a municipality with a tax rate lower than Lorain's should contact their payroll department to increase this amount by the additional .5% effective with the first pay in January, 2013.
The tax rate for 2012 tax returns will remain at 2%.
Listed below are some reminders about who needs to file a 2012 tax return for the City of Lorain:
- If you are a Lorain resident (over 18 years old) having any earned income during 2012, which you receive a W-2 for (no minumum amount)
- If you have a business or rental property in Lorain, you are required to file a tax return (even if it is a loss)
- If you received a 1099 Miscellaneous or a W-2G
- If you lived in Lorain only part of the year, a pro-rated return for the period in Lorain must be filed
- If you received only unemployment compensation a tax return must be filed, however it is NOT TAXED.
NEW FOR 2012 TAX RETURNS
For 2012, the E-Filing system has been improved and will now enable taypayers to sign in and create their own PIN number in order to process their 2012 tax return. Credits can be verified and extensions can be requested as well. PLEASE NOTE: If your address has changed and our office has not been notified, you will not be able to create your PIN until you update your address with our office. You will not be able to use the same PIN used in prior years.
E-FILING IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CITY OF LORAIN INCOME TAX RETURN - simply go to Lorain Income Tax E-File
Returns can be e-filed, mailed or processed in person at Lorain City Income Tax Department, 605 W. 4th Street, Lorain, OH 44052, FAX: (440) 204-1006, EMAIL:Incometax@cityoflorain.org.
EXTENDED HOURS FOR 2012 TAX FILING SEASON
The Income Tax Office will have extended office hours on the following dates:
Tuesday, April 2nd and April 9th until 6:00 pm
Thursday, April 4th and April 11th until 6:00 pm
Saturday, April 6th and April 13th from 9:00 am until noon
Monday, April 15th until 6:00 pm
If you need assistance or have questions, please contact our office at (440) 204-1002 or visit our office between the hours 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday thru Friday.
The Lorain City Treasurer is responsible for collecting, investing and account processing of all the money deposited for the city. The Treasurer’s office is also responsible for the administration of the city’s Income Tax Department.
You will find many important facts regarding Lorain’s income tax regulations and requirements by clicking any of the links on your left.
Lorain's income tax rate is 2.5% (effective 1-1-13).
When filing an extension, you MUST supply the Income Tax office with a copy of your Federal Extension on or before the April 15th deadline or a $25.00 late penalty will be assessed. This will extend the filing date, however it WILL NOT extend the date for the payment of your tax liability.
The Income Tax department staff will be available to prepare your return for your convenience.
Lorain Income Tax
605 West 4th Street
Lorain, Ohio 44052
Treasurer's Office Staff
Members of our staff include:
- Denise Bailey
- Tami Dziak
- Seth Schilling
- Terri Soto
- Kay Giardini
- Cheryl Litz
- Dave Garcia - Field Investigator