Individuals FAQs

Questions

  1. I am a college student, living and working outside Ashland, do I need to file a return and pay tax on that income?
  2. I live in an apartment and do not own any real estate in Ashland. Do I still have to file an Ashland income tax return?
  3. Is city withholding tax based on employees work location or residence?
  4. If I work in a municipality with a tax rate equal to or higher than Ashland’s tax rate. How much credit do I receive from Ashland for taxes paid to other cities?

Answers

Q. I am a college student, living and working outside Ashland, do I need to file a return and pay tax on that income?
A. Yes, Ashland is considered your domicile (i.e., you are eligible to vote in Ashland, you file a State of Ohio tax return with an Ashland address, etc.)

Q. I live in an apartment and do not own any real estate in Ashland. Do I still have to file an Ashland income tax return?
A. Yes, all Ashland residents age 18 and over are required to file an Ashland Income Tax Return, whether or not they have been fully withheld and/or have paid a municipal income tax to another community. Apartment dwellers within the City of Ashland are Ashland residents and are required to file an annual Ashland Income Tax Return.

Q. Is city withholding tax based on employees work location or residence?
A. City withholding is based upon, and employers are required to withhold to, the employee’s work location.

Q. If I work in a municipality with a tax rate equal to or higher than Ashland’s tax rate. How much credit do I receive from Ashland for taxes paid to other cities?
A. Ashland allows a 1% credit on taxes paid to another municipality. A simple calculation would be to multiply the gross wages times 1%. This amount would be your credit.

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