The City of Hillsboro, Ohio

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Income Tax Office

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The City of Hillsboro Income Tax Bureau was organized to collect tax on income for those that live, work or do business in the city.  

The service that we provide is individual Hillsboro tax preparation, collection and processing of taxes owed, and hotel motel tax collection, etc. The tax collected provides funds for general municipal operations, equipment, services, as well as capital improvements.




  • ALL W2-s
  • SCHEDULE C, E, and/or F (If applicable), etc.
  • FEDERAL 1040 (First two pages)       
    • Please note that tax returns that are submitted using software such as Turbo Tax and other software DO NOT get submitted electronically to our office.
    • If you wish to electronically file your Hillsboro Income Tax Return, please use the e-file links on our webpage.  All required supporting documentation must be submitted with your return.  Those documents may include (but are not limited to) W2s, 1099s, Schedule C, Schedule E, Schedule F, first two pages of your Federal 1040.

General Tax Information

Tax Rate

The City of Hillsboro has an earnings tax of 1.5% that applies to all who live, work, receive rental income or operate a business within the City of Hillsboro. This tax must be paid to the City of Hillsboro regardless of age or level of income. 

Tax Payments

The City of Hillsboro Tax Office accepts payments in person, mail and phone to provide taxpayers with cost effective tax payment options. For tax payments made by phone, please call 1-937-393-3848.

When to File

Individual Returns: On or before April 15*

Business Returns: On or before April 15* or the 15th* day of the 4th month following the end of the fiscal year

Withholding Reconciliations: On or before February 28*

*If the due date falls on a weekend or a federal holiday, the due date will be the following business day.

If you are in need of forms or have any questions regarding current year estimated payments, the filing of the annual City of Hillsboro income tax return, or prior year return(s) please feel free to call, visit the Tax Office or view documents online. 

The City of Hillsboro Tax Office staff will be happy to assist with the completion of your individual Hillsboro tax return. Bring all W-2's, 1099s, your Federal Form 1040 including Schedule 1, if used, and any other pertinent federal schedules to the tax office during business hours. While no appointment is necessary, tax return preparation assistance will only be provided until 4:30 p.m.

Filing early is highly recommended, as requests for assistance from the Tax Office increase dramatically as the tax filing deadline approaches.


Filing Requirements include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. If you live, work, own property, or do business in the City of Hillsboro, you must file a Hillsboro Income Tax Return with us regardless of employment status and regardless if the tax is being withheld by the employer.
  2. All Hillsboro residents who receive taxable compensation are required to pay the City of Hillsboro Income Tax at the rate of 1.5%.
  3. Credit up to 1.5% will be allowed for taxes paid to another locality.  Credit permitted will be limited to the lower rate; that locality’s tax rate or Hillsboro Income Tax rate.   
  4. If your taxes are fully withheld, and you live in the City of Hillsboro, you will still need to file a tax return with our office.
  5. Each resident engaged in business whether or not tax is due must file a tax return. Business activity includes rental property, sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporations. 
  6. If you are receiving unemployment benefits, no tax is due, but you must file a tax return.
  7. All nonresidents of Hillsboro who engage in business within the City of Hillsboro, or whose compensation was earned within the City of Hillsboro and did not have Hillsboro tax withheld from their earnings, must file a tax return whether or not tax is due.
  8. If you have moved into or out of the City of Hillsboro during the 2022 tax year, you must file a tax return with us.
  9. If you are in the process of filing for disability, you must file a tax return with the City of Hillsboro.  If you are now receiving disability benefits, these benefits are not taxable to the City of Hillsboro, but please bring a copy of your benefits letter to be placed in your file, and so that we can have the supporting documentation to show your reason for not filing in future years.
  10. If you have retired, these benefits are not taxable to the City of Hillsboro, but please bring a copy of your confirmation of retirement.  Should you return to work during your retirement, only those earnings are taxable to the City of Hillsboro.  We must have written documentation of your retirement.
  11. Please submit all address changes to our office, along with the effective date of those changes.  Please sign and date these changes.

 If your question is not answered on this page, please contact our office at 937-393-3848.

Additionally, we now offer the ability to e-file, using Tax Connect, which is accessible on our webpage.  Just use any of the e-file links on our webpage.

Please note:  We have recently updated our system, so if you were previously registered for e-file with us, you may need to register again.  You must have your account number to register for e-filing.

Please submit all supporting documentation to our office within 10 business days of filing.

Contact Us

Income Tax Office
130 N High St
Hillsboro, OH 45133
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