I pay my taxes in full when I file my return, and I get bills for penalty and interest. Why does this happen?

There could be many reasons why this happens. The best thing to do is contact RITA at 800.860.7482, and they will tell you why you are getting bills.

Please note: Penalty and interest are charged on unpaid income tax and unpaid employer withholding tax. The interest rates are set annually by state law. The interest rate applied to each calendar year is the July Federal Short-Term Rate, rounded to the nearest whole percent, plus 5% (Federal short-term rates are found here.) 

Here are the interest rates:

Tax YearInterest Rate
20225%
20215%
20207%
20197%
20186%
20176%
20165%


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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?