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.


The Hillsboro Income Tax Return for Tax Year 2021 is due April 18, 2022

General Tax Information

The City of Hillsboro has a 1.5% income tax on qualifying wages, bonuses, commissions, tips, deferred compensation, etc. and also on the net profits of businesses, rental properties, and farm income.  This applies to all who live, work, own property or operate a business in the City of Hillsboro.  You will need to file a tax return even if there is a financial loss.  Interest, dividends, retirement, social security, and military pay are not taxable. (Please provide Supporting documentation.)

The Hillsboro Income Tax Ordinance can be found within the City of Hillsboro Code of Ordinances online.  Chapter 35:  Taxation and Finance; Municipal Funds and Chapter 35A:  Municipal Income Tax Regulations Effective Beginning January 1, 2016

In order to process your 2021 Hillsboro Income Tax Return, you must provide a copy of your Federal 1040, W-2's and all applicable Schedules.


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 or 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 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 2021 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.

City of Hillsboro, Ohio Code of Ordinance 35.A.10 ( C ),

which follows Ohio Revised Code 718.27

( C ) ( 2 ) (a)

States the following:

      (2) With respect to unpaid income tax and unpaid estimated income tax, a penalty equal to 15% of the amount not timely paid shall be imposed.

      (3)   With respect to any unpaid withholding tax, a penalty equal to 50% of the amount not timely paid shall be imposed.

      (4)   With respect to returns other than estimated income tax returns, the municipality shall impose a monthly penalty of $25 for each failure to timely file each return, regardless of the liability shown thereon for each month, or any fraction thereof, during which the return remains unfiled regardless of the liability shown thereon. The penalty shall not exceed a total of $150 in assessed penalty for each failure to timely file a return.

                                                                   REGULATION 20171218 

  1. Residence 

In order to avoid taxing individuals not residents of the city but who retain a city mailing address only, the following notice shall be included with the tax return:  

If you are requesting that your account be inactivated due to your moving from the jurisdiction with no intent to return, although retaining a mailing address within the jurisdiction as your address of record, please enter the date of your move and the reason, and attach supporting documentation with regard to your relocation.  

Any person found falsely denying residence will be prosecuted as for income tax evasion. 

By order of the Hillsboro City Tax Commissioner this 26th day of December 2017. /s/ Sherry Davis

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 will 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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