Earned income includes items such as wages, tips, bonuses, rental income, profits or losses from a business or profession, and distributions from a partnership. Examples of items that would be exempt from the income tax are interest, dividends, and receipts from social security, pensions, active military pay, unemployment compensation, alimony and annuities.
The City of Pataskala has contracted with the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) to collect and administer the municipal income tax. RITA has been administering municipal income tax collection services since 1971 and currently services over 173 municipalities statewide.
It is highly recommended that Pataskala residents inform their employers of the Pataskala income tax so that courtesy withholding by your employer may occur. Each individual residing in Pataskala who has, or anticipates having, earned income must file with the Regional Income Tax Agency.
If you are an employer, you are required to withhold Pataskala municipal income tax at a rate of 1.0 % from all wages paid to employees working within the City of Pataskala. Please contact RITA to establish an reporting and filing account with them..
If you have any questions regarding your City of Pataskala income tax, please feel free to contact the Finance Department at (740) 927-3167 or send your e-mails to James Nicholson, Finance Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or Janice Smith, Finance Manager at email@example.com. Please also consider visiting the RITA website Frequently Asked Question webpage at http://www.ritaohio.com/faqs/faqs.htm should you have any specific tax questions.