For the next several months, the City of Pickerington will be dedicating part of its website to message the importance of the 2020 Census and being counted. We begin this message with a Public Service Announcement describing ‘What is the 2020 Census.’
The City of Pickerington imposes an income tax to provide support for City programs and services including, but not limited to, 24-hour police protection, annual street resurfacing and other major roadway improvements, snow removal, park programs and facilities, the Pickerington-Violet Historical Society, and the Senior Center. The City of Pickerington levies a tax on salaries, wages, commissions and other compensation as provided in Chapter 882 of the Codified Ordinances of Pickerington.
The City of Pickerington has a tax rate of 1% of qualifying wages. An off-setting credit is allowed for one-half of one percent (0.5%) of wages taxed by another city. A W-2 supporting the credit to another city is required upon filing. The City requires mandatory, annual filing of income tax returns. All residents 18 years of age and older, and all businesses within the City, are required to file a return no later than April 15 (or 3 ½ months following the end of their fiscal year) regardless of whether or not a tax is due. If the resident is employed outside of the City of Pickerington and the employer does not withhold Pickerington tax, it is the responsibility of the resident to file and pay quarterly estimates on the wages he or she anticipates earning for the current year. Failure to do so may result in a penalty assessment.
State law changed the way municipalities charge penalty and interest on tax returns beginning 1/1/16. The following fees are now in effect:
Please contact the tax department with any questions regarding these charges.
Each employer located within or doing business within the City of Pickerington is required to withhold city income tax from all compensation paid to their employees age 18 and over.
If you no longer have a copy of your W-2 form that you need in order to file a past year tax return, please follow these steps to learn what options you have to obtain the needed W-2.
Effective March 19, 2013, the City of Pickerington entered into an agreement with the Ohio Attorney General for collection of delinquent income tax balances. If your account is delinquent and you receive communication from the Attorney General's office, you must contact the Local Government Collections Team directly at 888-871-8838. Staff at the City of Pickerington will not be able to assist you in resolving this debt.
Effective January 1, 2013, the City of Pickerington is transitioning to a new method of accepting ACH payments. Before an ACH payment can be made, you must call the Tax Department at 614-837-4116 or submit an ACH Authorization Form. After the form has been submitted, log in to your account and select ACH Debit from the menu options and process your payment. Please note that the authorization form only needs completed one time before making the first payment.ACH Authorization Form Online Account Access
The Pickerington Tax Department now offers improved account access for residents and businesses. Taxpayers may log in to their account for real-time information of balances and payments made, to make credit card or ACH payments, and e-file tax returns with a new e-filing program. Taxpayers can access the online account options at Tax Connect.
Effective October 17, 2018, the City of Pickerington Income Tax Department accepts credit card and eCheck payments through GovPayNet. If paying with a credit card, there is a processing fee of 2.45% with a minimum fee of $1.00. If paying with an e-Check, there is a flat processing fee of $1.50. To make a payment over the phone, please call 1-888-604-7888 (an additional service fee applies [$1.50 for the automated system/$2.50 for operator assistance]). To make an online payment, please click the link below.
*The Pay Location Code (PLC) for the City of Pickerington is a0024q.
Beginning with tax year 2016, the interest rate is the Federal short-term rate, rounded to the nearest whole number, plus 5%.