FAQ
Q:  What is the current tax rate?
A:  2%

Q:  Does Fostoria have a mandatory tax filing?
A:  Yes. For anyone 18 years of age and older who has earned taxable wages, they are required to file a tax return with the City of Fostoria. If the only wages being received throughout the tax year are non-taxable (example: retirement wages reported on 1099R), please contact the Income Tax Office at 419-435-6449.

Q:  Do I get credit for taxes I have paid to another city?
A:  Yes. The City of Fostoria currently gives 100% credit of taxes paid to another city, but not to exceed more than 2% (Fostoria’s current tax rate) of taxable wages per W-2.

Q:  If I lived in another city for the entire year, but worked or earned wages in Fostoria, do I have to file city taxes with Fostoria?
A:  No, as long as the correct amount of Fostoria local taxes have already been withheld based on the taxable wages and have been reported on a W-2.  However,  if a non-resident earns wages (or reflects a loss) within the City of Fostoria (rental properties, wages reported on a Schedule C, etc.) then a tax return is still required.

Q:  Am I eligible for a refund if I live in another city and pay taxes there, but work in Fostoria and also have paid 2% in taxes there as well?
A:  No. In the State of Ohio, if the city you work in has a municipal tax, the employer is required to withhold from your taxable wages whatever that city’s current tax rate is, and it goes to that city. The employee then files where they reside (if applicable). If the city in which they reside does not give credit for taxes paid to Fostoria (or the city they work in), they are not eligible for a refund from Fostoria (or the city they work in).

Q:  When are the different types of taxes and payments due?
A:  The due date for filing and payments of tax returns, corresponds with the same date the federal and state taxes are due each year. 

      Tax Returns: The due date for filing and payments of tax returns corresponds with the same date the federal taxes are due each year. 

     Estimated Tax Payments: The due dates for estimated tax payments are as listed below. 

  •       1st Quarter: Due April 15th
  •        2nd Quarter: Due June 15th 
  •       3rd Quarter: Due September 15th
  •       4th Quarter: Due December 15th


     Quarterly Withholding Payments: The due dates for quartlerly withholding payments are listed below.

  •      1st Quarter: Due April 15th
  •       2nd Quarter: Due June 15th
  •       3rd Quarter: Due September 15th
  •       4th Quarter: Due December 15th


   Monthly Withholding Payments: The due dates for monthly withholding payments are the 15th of each month following the withholding period. 



Q:  What forms of payment does the tax office accept?
A:  Cash, personal check, money order, debit card, or credit card. (Mastercard, Visa, Discover)

Q:  Can I file or pay online?
A:  Currently the only online processing and payments that the city of Fostoria is able to accept is through the Ohio Business Gateway. If you are an employer and need the company business or withholding account number, please contact the tax office at 419-435-6449.

** Information on this page is an overview and not all inclusive.  There may be circumstances or individual situations where these guidelines would not apply. Please contact the income tax office for further and/or more extensive information.

Note: Due to Substitute House Bill 5 which passed at the end of 2014, tax years 2015 (and prior) fall under the guidelines of Fostoria Codified Ordinance, Chapter 183 before it was amended (see "Forms and Overviews" for Chapter 183 effective until 1-1-2016 for tax years 2015 and prior). The amended Fostoria Codified Ordinance, Chapter 183 is effective as of January 1, 2016 for tax years beginning 2016. 

Income Tax
The Fostoria City Income Tax Department is responsible for municipal income taxes for individual, business, and withholding tax accounts; setting up the accounts with the required information, supplying tax forms, processing returns and payments received, reconciliation of employer withholding accounts, and collection of balances due. Holly Cassady is the Tax Administrator for the City of Fostoria.

Income Tax Manager
Tax Administrator Holly Cassady started working for the City of Fostoria Income Tax Department in April 2007. She took over as Tax Administrator when the previous administrator retired in the fall of 2007. Originally from Findlay, Ohio, Holly moved to Fostoria in 1995. She has 20 years of experience in the banking industry before coming to work for the City of Fostoria.

You can reach Holly Cassady in the Income Tax Office on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am to 5pm (closed for lunch); open Wednesdays from 8am to noon. Contact her at 419-435-6449 or Email her.

LOCATION
213 S. Main St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830

Phone:   419-435-6449
Fax:  419-435-1247
Email: cityincometax@fostoriaohio.gov

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:  8 am – 5 pm **
Wednesday:  8 am – Noon

** closed from Noon – 1 pm daily for lunch.

INCOME TAX

Tel: 419.435.8282

213 South Main Street, Fostoria, Ohio

**UPDATE** Important Tax Information for Tax Year 2016

The 130th Ohio General Assembly passed Substitute House Bill 5 which changed the laws governing municipal income taxes. The changes are effective for tax year 2016. For calendar year 2016, the changes will effect payments for estimated 2016 taxes and 2016 withholding remittance. Please click on the City of Fostoria Codified ordinance Chapter 183 link (click here), or the links for ORC 718 (click here) for more information regarding these changes.