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Tax Department

Tax Options for Calendar Year 2021

Tax Day Extension to May 17th

The deadline for  Individual tax returns has been extended to May 17th, including Individual City of Germantown tax returns. This deadline extension only relates to Individual returns. Net Profit returns have the same April 15th deadline. Furthermore, this announcement does not impact the deadline for first quarter estimated tax payments for tax year 2021. This deadline continues to be April 15th.


  • Blank forms were mailed at the end of December.  If you have not received your forms or need additional forms, please let us know.  In addition, taxpayers can call CCA directly (1-800-334-6317 or 216-664-2070) to request forms to be mailed to them.
  • CCA eFile for applicable returns can be found at the following link:

  • Printable and interactive forms can be found at the following link:

  • Filing addresses can be found here:

  • CCA has drop box locations at the following office locations:

Cleveland Office:
205 West Saint Clair Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1503

Hamilton Office:
345 High Street, Floor 3
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
(located behind the Hamilton City Building on Court St, across from theCounty parking garage)

  • With health and safety concerns related to COVID-19 still in existence, CCA will be unable to offer in-person taxpayer assistance at this time.  In order to supplement this service, CCA has been allowing taxpayers to mail in their tax documents (W-2s, 1099s, Federal Schedules, etc.) to CCA, and a CCA staff member will complete the return for them.
  • For taxpayers who are more comfortable dropping off their sealed envelope for us to complete, or if they might not have the ability to get their documents in the mail, please click on this link:

  • Taxpayers will be able to see this form on our website on our Forms page, listed as “Taxpayer Assistance Form” on this page:

  • For anyone who is uncomfortable sending documents to us to simply complete the form, attach copies of all tax documents. Please send copies of your forms and documents as CCA will not be returning documents – these documents become an attachment to the return and drop these off at City Hall in a sealed envelope.
  • Below is the schedule for document pick up.   The dates are set, weather permitting, of course!

Pick up dates:
Thursday, February 25th
Thursday, March 4th
Thursday, March 11th
Thursday, March 18th
Thursday, March 25th
Thursday, April 1st
Thursday, April 8th
Friday, April 16th (picking up everything dropped off as of April 15th)

  • Anything beyond the due date of the return should be mailed in by the taxpayer to either our Cleveland or Hamilton offices, so we will have a confirmed postmark date for anything remitted beyond 4/15/21.


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 1.50%, with partial credit given for income taxes paid to other municipalities. The City will allow you to take a partial credit of 60% of up to 1.50% 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 1.50% or less, you may take credit for 60% of the total amount of income taxes paid to that municipality.

However, if you work where the income tax rate is greater than 1.50%, you must multiply your gross income by 1.50%, and you may then take credit for 60% 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 1.50% 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 1.50% = $300.00
$200.00 x 60% = (-) $120.00
$180.00 (due to the City of Germantown)

  1. You live in the Municipality  of Germantown and work in a city or village where the income tax rate is greater than 1.50%. Your gross income is $20,000. The following formula applies:

$20,000.00 x 1.50% = $300.00
$300.00 x 60% = (-) $180.00
$120.00 (due to the Municipality  of Germantown)

  1. 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 1.50% = $300.00 (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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