What are the top ten mistakes made when completing a city income tax return?

The most common mistakes when completing a city income tax return are:

Failure to:

  1. Use the largest wage figure shown on the W-2
  2. Accurately report local tax withheld
  3. Report income as required from Federal schedules C, E, F, etc., and/or attach the Federal extension if applicable
  4. Deduct business or rental loss carryovers from prior years
  5. Deduct unreimbursed employee business expenses if applicable (no longer deductible beginning in tax year 2018)
  6. Pay estimated taxes
  7. File a return for the year you move into or out of the City
  8. Pro-rate income for a partial year residency
  9. Include payment
  10. E-file or mail the completed return!

If reading this list raises a question for you, please contact the City Income Tax Office at 330.335.2745 or via email: LMiller@wadsworthcity.org.

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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?