A resident employer or an employer having employees working
within the City must withhold Middletown income tax (1.75%)
from all salaries, qualifying wages, commissions, bonuses, or other compensation
paid to employees. This is applicable
for a business whose primary office is outside of the city limits,
as well as those in the City.
Where a business fails to withhold the income tax from the employee,
the City will hold the business responsible for paying the tax.
For calendar year taxpayers the due date is April 15.
For other fiscal year end taxpayers the return should be filed
within four months after the end of the fiscal year.
Every individual who anticipated any Middletown taxable income
that is not subject to withholding of the Middletown tax must
file a Declaration of Estimated Income Tax. All businesses
that anticipate any Middletown taxable income must file the Declaration
form, regardless of the amount of income anticipated. The declaration
is due April 30 for calendar-year filers, or four months
after the end of the fiscal year. The declaration of estimated
tax must be submitted with payment of at least one-fourth
of the estimated annual tax. An equivalent amount should be paid
on the last day of the seventh, tenth, and thirteenth months.
The City will bill you automatically for the second, third, and
You may be subject to interest and/or penalites for failing to
either submit a return or to withhold and remit employee local
Tax return forms are available at the Middletown City Building
or can be downloaded from this website. Make checks payable to
the City of Middletown. The forms should be returned to:
City of Middletown
Division of Taxation
P.O. Box 428739
Middletown, Ohio 45042
You may call the Middletown Income Tax Division at (513) 425-7862
(or consult your tax advisor). When in doubt, call and ask!
This service is free to Middletown taxpayers.