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Tax Filing Information

Let us all be aware that the Village of Lincoln Heights as all municipalities and governing agencies are dependent upon your tax dollars to operate. We urge all residents of Lincoln Heights to file your earnings taxes on the same day you file your federal and state returns. This makes it easier for the Village to continue to operate.

2018 VILLAGE OF LINCOLN HEIGHTS INCOME TAX FILING INFORMATION

Your return is due by the Federal deadline in April 2019; even if you do not have any taxable income and even if no tax is due.  The Village of Lincoln Heights has mandatory filing for all residents (age 18 and older), business owners, and landlords, commercial and residential.  
As in the past, residents who work outside Lincoln Heights and pay other municipality income tax receive a 1% credit (not to exceed 1% of the amount of income on which tax was withheld) for taxes paid to other municipalities. 

Example: 
  • In 2018, a Lincoln Heights resident works in Cincinnati, earns $50,000/year
  •  Resident has Cincinnati tax of 2.1% withheld from paycheck totaling $1,050.
  • Lincoln Heights will allow a credit up to 1% of $50,000 or $500.00.
  • Total Lincoln Heights Liability: $50,000 x 2.0% = $1,000 - $500.00 = $500.00 balance due. 
  • A 2019 Estimate will also need to be set up in the amount of $500.00, with $125.00 paid quarterly.*
 *If it is estimated that you will owe more than $200.00 in tax liability for the following year, you MUST set-up quarterly estimated payments with the final payment being made by January 15, 2020, to avoid penalty and interest.  

We strongly encourage you to file your 2018 Lincoln Heights Income Tax Return early.  The forms and instructions are available on the Village web site www.vlho.org (click here) or printed forms, instructions, and other information may be obtained from Lincoln Heights Tax Office, or the Village Hall Lobby (1201 Steffen Street, Lincoln Heights, Oh). No forms will be mailed. 

VILLAGE OF LINCOLN HEIGHTS TAX OFFICE HOURS 

The Lincoln Heights Income Tax Office is open year round, for taxpayer assistance, Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  During the tax season, April 3rd -April 15th, the Tax Office will be open the above hours plus additional extended hours and days in April as follows:  

Mondays - April 1, April 8, and April 15
From 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursdays - April 4 and April 11
From 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday - April 13 2019
From 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon


If you visit the Tax Office for assistance in filing your Lincoln Heights return, you should be prepared for a long wait. Walk-in taxpayers will be served in the order they arrive at the Tax Office.  We will stop accepting walk-in taxpayers when we reach the number of persons we can serve by closing time. 


FILING DOCUMENTS NEEDED 

Provide or bring with you ALL of the following items to file your Lincoln Heights Income Tax Return:
W-2 Forms for all employers
Federal Tax Return (Form 1040, pages 1 and 2, Schedule 1)
Federal Schedules A, C, E, K-1, Forms 2106 (if applicable)
Other income information (unemployment/welfare/disability/retirement/Social Security benefits) 


You must submit to our office (by the Federal filing deadline APRIL, 2019) your completed and signed income tax return that includes the above listed supporting documents and payment due, if any.  You are subject to a $25.00 late file penalty (per month, not to exceed $150.00) if you submit your Lincoln Heights Tax Return after the April deadline.  You also will be charged late pay penalty and interest if you do not pay your 2018 tax due, in full, by the Federal filing deadline in April, 2019. The Tax Office may also request additional items to complete your filing.

If you have any questions, you may call the Tax Office during hours of operation or leave a message and it will be answered on the next Tax Office business day.  


Contact:
Tax Administrator - D.O. Peterson
Phone: (513) 733-5900 ext. 5
Email: dopeterson@vlho.org

Hours of Operation:
Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Other Times by Appointment Only