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The Municipality of Germantown has a mandatory municipal income tax filing requirement, regardless of employment status. That means all persons residing within the Municipality of Germantown corporate limits must file an income tax return with the Income Tax Department.

The current Municipality  of Germantown income tax rate is 1.25%, with partial credit given for income taxes paid to other municipalities. The Village will allow you to take a partial credit of 75% of up to 1.25% of the gross income earned in other municipalities. In other words, if you work in another city or village where the income tax rate is 1.25% or less, you may take credit for 75% of the total amount of income taxes paid to that municipality.

However, if you work where the income tax rate is greater than 1.25%, you must multiply your gross income by 1.25%, and you may then take credit for 75% of that amount. If you live in the Municipality  of Germantown but work outside our corporate limits, then one of the following three examples applies to you:

  1. You live in the Municipality  of Germantown and work in a city or village where the income tax rate is 1.25% or less. Your gross income is $20,000.00 and that city or village withheld $200.00. The following formula applies:

    $20,000.00 x 1.25% = $250.00
    $ 200.00 x 75% = (-) $150.00
    $100.00 (due to the City of Germantown)

  2. You live in the Municipality  of Germantown and work in a city or village where the income tax rate is greater than 1.25%. Your gross income is $20,000. The following formula applies:

    $20,000.00 x 1.25% = $250.00
    $ 250.00 x 75% = (-) $187.50
    $62.50 (due to the Municipality  of Germantown)

  3. You live in the Municipality  of Germantown and work in a township or a municipality that does not collect income tax. Your gross income is $20,000.00 The following formula applies:

    $20,000.00 x 1.25% = $250.00 (due to the Municipality  of Germantown)

If you have any questions concerning municipal income taxes due or due dates, please feel free to contact the Income Tax Department -CCA at (800) 223-6317 or (216) 664-2070.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Amount Do I Use for Taxable Wages?

On your W-2, look at Box 5 and 18. Box 5 will be used for our taxable wages on the Germantown tax form. Local wages are usually in Box 18 with the tax paid in Box 19 and the location paid to in Box 20. These will be points of reference for information.

I Moved Into/out Of Germantown During The Year. Do I Need To File A Tax Return?

If you lived in Germantown more than one month, you are required to file a tax return. Your income and credits should be pro-rated for the time you lived in Germantown. Only the wages earned while you were a resident are taxable to Germantown.

I Don’t File Federal Or State Taxes. Do I Need To File A Germantown Return?

Yes, there is a mandatory filing requirement in Germantown. ALL residents over the age of 18 need to submit a signed tax return. If you do not have taxable income, you would simply sign the return in Section II and send the white copy back to us.

Tax Forms

City Tax Forms and Instruction Booklets for Individuals, Businesses & Employers

City of Germantown Income Tax Notice

Germantown Tax Ordinance

Germantown Income Tax Rules & Regulations



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