If I'm retired, do I have to file a tax return?

Retirees are only required to file and pay any tax due if they have earned income of any amount (such as wages for part-time employment, lottery/gambling winnings, rental income/loss, or if they engage in any business activity.) No one pays tax on interest or dividend income, and retirees are not taxed on pensions or Social Security. A retiree who has no taxable income must file a Declaration of Exemption form only the first year they are completely retired (had no taxable income at all), and attach a copy of page 1 of the Federal tax return. By doing this, the account will be inactivated by RITA and nothing would need to be filed in the future for city taxes unless there is earned income.

Any non-retiree over the age of 18 who has no taxable income must file a Declaration of Exemption form each year. Anyone who is on permanent disability can request their account be inactivated by contacting the City Income Tax Office at 330.335.2745, or by contacting RITA at 800.860.7482.

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1. How do I request a refund for working from home due to COVID-19?
2. Who is required to file a Wadsworth tax return?
3. If I'm retired, do I have to file a tax return?
4. I am under 18 years old and work part-time. Do I need to file a tax return?
5. When is the annual City tax return due?
6. What if I cannot get my taxes done by the due date?
7. If I am a resident and work in Wadsworth, do I still have to file a tax form?
8. How do I know whether I live and/or work in the City of Wadsworth?
9. If I work outside of Wadsworth and my employer withholds income tax for the city where I work, do I still have to pay tax to Wadsworth?
10. How do I find the income tax rate of the city where I work?
11. When do my taxes have to be paid?
12. I owe taxes and am unable to pay. Should I still file my return?
13. My spouse and I file separately for Federal and State taxes. Do we have to file the same way for Wadsworth taxes?
14. How can I receive bills for my taxes so I can pay them during the year instead of having to come up with all the money at once?
15. I do not want to be billed for or pay quarterly estimated taxes. How can I avoid a penalty?
16. I pay my taxes in full when I file my return, and I get bills for penalty and interest. Why does this happen?
17. Why does the City use an outside company for the administration of our taxes?
18. What are the top ten mistakes made when completing a city income tax return?
19. How much income tax does the City collect and how is the money used?