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Any individual or business located within or conducting business within the Defiance corporation limits must withhold and remit Defiance tax. The employer should withhold tax from employees who work or perform services in Defiance. Quarterly withholding (less than $200) remittance are due April 15, July 15, October 15, and January 15. Monthly withholding ($200 or more) are due on the 15th of each month.
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Defiance’s tax rate is 1.8%.
Yes. Our office staff will be able to assist you. We are available from 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Bring your federal return and all related schedules along with your W-2 and 1099 forms to our office at 631 Perry Street.
Defiance residents who are 18 years of age or older and have earned income are required to file, even when no tax is due. Non-residents who earned income in Defiance that was not subject to withholding by an employer must file. Non-residents who own rental properties or conduct business in Defiance must file, even if no tax is due. Partnerships, limited partnerships, corporations, S-corporations and associations that conduct business in Defiance must file, even if no tax is due.
Residents must report all income, including but not limited to sources listed below, whether received as cash or other property, including income derived from sources outside the City of Defiance and/or outside the State of Ohio, from all wages, salaries, bonuses, commissions, fees, tips; profits and/or loss from businesses, professions, partnerships, Sub S corps, LLCs or similar business entitles; winnings from lotteries or wagers; sick pay, employer supplemental benefits (SUB pay), and 4797 Profit of Sale.
Interest, dividends and capital gains (losses not deductible), military pay and alimony (payments not deductible), Social Security benefits, workers' compensation, unemployment and other government allotments, pensions and qualified retirement benefits, section 126 and 129 benefits, non-qualified plan distributions (taxed when deferred on W-2 form), and income from patents and copyrights.
No. You may file either jointly or individually.
If your only earned income is from Social Security, pension, interest and dividends, you are not required to file. You must file a final return stating that you have retired. If you return to work, acquire rental property, or farm income, any earned income other than retirement income, a tax return would be required even if no tax is due.
No, you must submit a copy of your federal extension or a written request to Defiance on or before the original due date of the return.
Yes. An extension only extends the amount of time that you have to file. Your payment is still due by April 15 (or the original due date of the return).
Mail your return to:Defiance City Income TaxP.O. Box 669Defiance, Ohio 43512
Tax returns and payments are considered timely filed by the postmark.