Income Tax Department

Tax Department located at Coshocton City HallThe Income Tax Division was enacted in the mid 1970’s and is responsible for the administration and collection of city income tax.  The current tax rate is 2% and is the primary source of revenue for the services of the City of Coshocton.For general guidelines and instructions for filing, click the link below “Tax Instruction Guidelines”.

The City’s Codified Ordinances are available online.  Codified Ordinances of the tax division can be found here (Under "Part One Administrative Code").

General Information

Tax Rate  2%  (effective 7-1-15)

Penalty and Interest Rates

Applicable to Tax years Beginning on or After January 1, 2016

Penalty - Unpaid Tax

A penalty may be imposed on unpaid income tax, including unpaid estimated income tax, equal to 15% of the amount not timely paid.

A penalty may be imposed on unpaid employer withholding tax equal to 50% of the amount not timely paid.

Late Filing Penalty

A late filing penalty may be imposed at the rate of $25 per month (or fraction of a month) that a return, other than an estimated income tax return, remains unfiled. This late filing penalty applies regardless of the liability on the return. The late filing panalty shall not exceed $150 for each failure to timely file.

Interest - Unpaid Tax

Interest shall be imposed on all unpaid income tax, unpaid estimated income tax and unpaid employer withholding. The interest rate to be applied each calendar year is the federal short-term rate, rounded to the nearest whole number percent, plus five percent (5%). The rate shall apply for the calendar year next following the July of the year in which the federal short-term rate is determined under Section 1274 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Calendar YearAnnual Interest Rate
20165%
20176%
20186%

Tax filings and tax payments related to tax years beginning before January 1, 2016 are subject to the penalty and interst rates and late filing penalties, if any, imposed by each municipal income tax ordinance in effect prior to January 1, 2016 - regardless of the date of filing or payment. 

State of Ohio Laws governing interest and penalties can be found at Ohio Revised Code Section 718.27.

The Federal Short Term Rate is available on the following webpage:

http://apps.irs.gov/app/picklist/list/federalRates.html

The interest and penalty charges for prior tax years before 1-1-16 remain the same.

For your convenience, we have provided documents below that can be downloaded to your computer and printed.

Business Registration
Contractor Registration
Definition of Contractor Trades

Coshocton City Income Tax Office Goes Green

In an effort to save tax dollars, taxpayers will no longer receive tax forms by mail. 

All forms are available in the links below. 

Any questions, please contact our office at 740-622-9515.

Forms will also be available at the following locations:

Coshocton Tax Office 760 Chestnut Street Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Coshocton Post Office: 516 Chestnut Street Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Coshocton Public Library: 655 Main Street Coshocton, Ohio 43812 

Jackie Cushman
Tax Administrator
Jackie.Cushman@CityofCoshocton.com (Click to email)

Current Tax Forms:
General Information
2017 Individual/Joint Tax Return
2017 Business Tax Return
2018 Estimated Payment Coupons

2018 Payroll Withholding Coupon

Tax Forms From Previous Years:
2016 Individual Return
2016 Business Return
2017 Estimated Payment Coupons

2017 Withholding Coupon
2017 Year End Reconciliation Form

2016 Withholding Reconciliation Monthly Forms

2016 Withholding Reconciliation Quarterly Forms
2015 Individual/Business Return

2014 Individual/Business Return


Links to Federal and State of Ohio Tax Forms can be found below:

Federal Tax Form Link                                      
State of Ohio Tax Form Link
Ohio Revised Code - Municipal Income Taxes

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