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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What are the top 10 mistakes people make in filing a tax return?

  • My employer withheld Westerville tax, but I live in Columbus. How can I get a refund?

  • I’m a partner in a partnership and a Westerville resident. Do I owe Westerville tax on my income from the partnership?

  • I owe city taxes but I am unable to pay my full liability at the time my return is due. Should I still file my return?

  • I’m self-employed but my business has not shown a profit. Am I required to file a return?

  • How can I make sure my employer is withholding the correct local tax from my wages?

  • As an employer can I remit my W-2 information on magnetic media?

  • To remit the second type of tax, the tax withheld from your employees’ wages, you will need to establish a withholding account with us.

  • I’m starting a business. What do I need to do about city taxes?

  • How do I know what city I live and/or work in?

  • Is city withholding tax based on employee work location or residence?

  • My spouse and I file separately at the federal/state levels. Do I have to file the same for municipal purposes?

  • I am over eighteen, but currently attend college. Do I need to file a Westerville tax return?

  • I reside in Westerville, my wages are my only taxable income and my employer is withholding my Westerville tax liability properly. Do I need to file a Westerville tax return?

  • How do I determine where my local tax is owed?

  • When can I expect my refund?

  • Can I receive assistance in preparing my city of Westerville Tax Return?

  • If an individual files late is there a penalty?

  • I am retired. My only income is from Social Security, company pension, interest and dividends. Am I required to file a City of Westerville Income Tax Return?

  • If I lived in Westerville for a portion of the year or turned eighteen during the year, do I still need to file?

  • Is there an age limit for individuals subject to Westerville Income Tax?

  • Is it possible to amend my estimate during the year?

  • I am a Westerville resident and work in an area with no municipal tax. How often must I file with Westerville?

  • Can I forward my form to the Income Tax Division online?

  • If I work outside Westerville, does the City receive any local income tax from me?

  • What is the City of Westerville Income Tax rate and what type of income is taxable?