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Income Tax

Important Announcement From the Auditor

Like many organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered Fremont City Income Tax Department operations. Here is what you need to know about changes that may impact your Fremont income tax return. As always, detailed information is available by calling 419-334-8969. Information is also available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.ritaohio.com. You will have access to all forms, instructions, FAQs, payment options, filing options, and e-file on the RITA website.

What Do I Do If I’m a Victim of Unemployment Fraud?

Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans have had their identity stolen or attempted to be stolen as their names and Social Security numbers and other information were fraudulently used by scammers to claim Ohio unemployment benefits.

Many people are just finding out now that they may be identity theft victims as the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has begun the process of mailing out the 1099 tax forms to presumed recipients of Ohio unemployment benefits in 2020.

About

The City of Fremont became a member of the Regional Income Tax Agency, known as “RITA” in 2005 to assist in the administration and enforcement of our local income tax ordinance. Fremont is one of approximately 300 Ohio taxing jurisdictions that has joined the Agency through the Regional Council of Governments (RCOG). Members receive significant cost savings by sharing technology, equipment, legal and auditing staff, bulk mailing and printing services, banking and credit card services, disaster recovery systems, and many other services necessary to efficiently and effectively collect the City’s income tax.

Services

Free assistance is provided at our Fremont walk-in location to individual taxpayers, businesses, and tax professionals for:

  • Taxpayer account inquiries
  • Municipal income tax payments
  • Municipal income tax return preparation
  • Billings and notices
  • Income tax compliance issues
  • Income tax forms and instructions
  • Address and account profile updates
  • Other tax-related issues

In addition to the services provided by our local office, the Regional Income Tax Agency also provides the following services free of charge to Fremont taxpayers and residents:

Individual Income Tax Filers

Access ritaohio.com to:

  • Download forms and instructions
  • E-file tax returns
  • Make payments
  • View frequently asked questions
  • View video help tutorials
  • Update address and account profile
  • Check status of refunds
  • View payment history
  • View list of RITA municipalities

Call 1-800-860-7482 to:

  • Access individual account information
  • Verify estimate payments (available 24 hours a day)
  • Billing and notice inquiries
  • Set up payment plans
  • Credit card payments (Visa and Mastercard accepted)

Have your social security number available when you call.

Business Income Tax Filers

Access ritaohio.com to:

  • Download forms and instructions
  • E-file tax returns
  • Make payments
  • View frequently asked questions
  • View video help tutorials
  • Update address and account profile
  • Check status of refunds
  • View payment history
  • View list of RITA municipalities

Call 1-800-860-7482 to:

  • Access business account information
  • Verify estimate payments (available 24 hours a day)
  • Billing and notice inquiries
  • Credit card payments (Visa and Mastercard accepted)

Have your federal identification number available when you call.

Fremont City Income Tax Department

Contact:

Janet Schroeder

Janet Schroeder

Tax Administrator

Statistics:

The current Fremont municipal income tax rate is 1.5%

Income Tax Regulations:

Income Tax Codified Ordinance

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