Notices & Updates

June 1, 2021

As part of the City Auditor’s Office continued commitment to sustainability, we are implementing an electronic funds transfer (EFT) program for vendor payments. Approved payments will be deposited into participating vendors’ bank accounts with a remittance notice being emailed to the address you provide.

While we still plan to offer payments via paper checks, please keep in mind that the processing time may be extended up to 10 business days.

Athens City Income Tax Reminders
December 2, 2016


In addition, the resident credit for taxes paid to other municipalities will increase from 1% to 1.25%.

To gain access to the City of Athens Withholding Tool or download tax forms, click on the applicable tab in the navigation bar to the left.

June 18, 2013

The Athens City Income Tax Department entered into a contract with the City of Cleveland Central Collection Agency (CCA) to use federal income tax information to identify potential taxpayers for the City of Athens. CCA previously matched the Athens database against IRS records and mailed letters to the taxpayer in January 2013. The 2nd and final request letters will be mailed by CCA between June 21 and June 28th. This will be the final attempt to request information from the taxpayer. If they do not respond within the 30 days, CCA will use the IRS information to generate an assessment bill for the balance due.
The City of Athens does not have access to the IRS records, therefore, cannot answer any questions. Please do not ignore this letter; this is a valid attempt to identify if you should be filing tax returns with the City of Athens Income Tax Department. For more information visit our website .

December 15, 2012
Citizens are reminded that the Athens City Income Tax rate will decrease from 1.75% to 1.65% for the 2012 tax year.

December 15, 2011
Citizens are reminded that the Athens City Income Tax rate will increase from 1.65% to 1.75% for the 2011 tax year.

Beginning January 2011, all Athens City Income Tax Withholding payers will be required to file and make employer municipal withholding payments online via Automated Clearing House (ACH) or Ohio Business Gateway (OBG).

To gain access to the Athens City Income Tax Withholding tool:

November 19, 2010

In the interest of becoming an environmentally friendly organization, the City of Athens Income Tax Department is proud to announce a new online tax tool for your convenience in the filing of your monthly or quarterly withholding tax liability via Automated Clearing House (ACH). The City is providing this service, in addition to the Ohio Business Gateway, to improve the efficiency of processing your forms, while reducing tax dollars spent on printing and mailing.

The Withholding Tool account access will be available beginning January 1, 2011; you will also be able to find general information and instructions for completing the forms.

We hope that you will find this alternative to printed forms more convenient, allowing for easy storage and retrieval of information and providing easier preparation of remittance forms. The Athens City Income Tax Department can be contacted with any questions at (740) 592-3337 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

ACH Payments

The Athens City Auditor’s office will be processing payments using the Automated Clearing House (ACH) process beginning October 1, 2007. In accordance with Federal Reserve guidelines, personal checks that you send to the City Auditor’s office for payment may be processed electronically. The check itself will authorize a one-time debit from the account where it was written. Please contact the City Income Tax Department, (740) 592.3337, to discuss other options.