Income Tax

Residents of the City of Harrison:

As you know the tax office at the Community Center isn’t available. We want to provide you with some information to help with filing the city income tax forms. You can file the forms in the following manner:
​Internet: www.ritaohio.com
​Phone: 1-800-860-7482
​Mail: Regional Income Tax Agency PO Box 94801 Cleveland, OH 44101

​ We will also be providing assistance for those in need of it on Thursdays in the old tax office from 2:00pm thru 5:30pm on the following dates:
​ March 16, March 23, March 30
​ April 6, April 13

​ Assistance will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please have the following items with you:
​ All W-2s
​Page 1 of your Federal Return
​Any schedules with Earned Income taxable by the City of Harrison (ex. Schedule E – Rental Property)

​ Catherine Stockhoff
​ Tax Commissioner



Citizens of the City of Harrison can now file their taxes online with the Regional Income Tax Agency.


City Taxes


The City of Harrison collects a 1% earnings tax from all residents, employees, and businesses living, working and/or located within the City limits. As per Codified Ordinances Chapter 183, the 1% earnings tax applies to:
  • Qualifying wages
  • Commissions and other compensation earned by residents
  • Net profits from business and corporations
  • Payments on rental properties
The City of Harrison extends a tax credit up to 1% to those residents that pay an income tax to another municipality.

Filing Taxes


Filing is mandatory. All resident individuals and businesses are required to file a return whether or not any tax is due, regardless if one rents or owns. Annual returns are due April 15th. Payment of the prior year's balance as well as the 1st quarter's estimated tax (if applicable) is due at this time. A $25 penalty is charged for failing to file. An additional 5% penalty and 8% interest is applied monthly on any outstanding taxes due.

Tax Withholding


If an employer does not withhold the City's income tax from a resident's paycheck, he/she is required to file an annual declaration of estimated tax and make quarterly payments.

Landlords & Property Owners


Landlords and property owners with rentals in the City's limits are required to furnish a list of all tenants that have moved in or out by January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31 every year.