The City of Tiffin levies a tax of 2.00% on all salaries, wages, commissions and other compensation, and on net profits earned within the city, as well as on income of residents earned outside the city.

Employers within the city are required to withhold income tax on employee compensation and remit the tax to the city either monthly or quarterly, as specified by ordinance. The tax rate increased on January 1, 2019 from a rate of 1.75% to the 2.00% rate due to passage in May 2018 of a 5 year levy for streets and bridges.

The City of Tiffin Income Tax Division is responsible for the processing of all tax payments. In addition, the Income Tax Division is responsible for reviewing of all City of Tiffin income tax returns and account reconciliations.


To administer and collect the municipal income tax for the City of Tiffin, as prescribed by ordinance, in an efficient and thorough manner.
To provide professional and courteous support to all resident and non-resident taxpayers and their agents, upholding the high level of confidentiality mandated.
To provide timely and appropriate reports regarding total income tax collections to internal and external persons, departments, divisions and agencies.

Get Tax Assistance

The staff at the Tax Division is available to assist you with city income tax related questions during normal business hours, but tax preparation services are not provided. Our office is open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. In person assistance is available by appointment only. Walk in tax assistance is no longer available. Starting with 2020 tax returns, the City of Tiffin offers an E-file option for preparing and filing your city tax return.

Payment methods accepted are cash, personal check, cashier’s check, money order or credit or debit card (convenience fee charged for credit and debit cards). All information received by the City of Tiffin Income Tax Division is strictly confidential per our city ordinance and Ohio Revised Code.

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Interest Rates

The interest rate to be applied to all unpaid income and withholding tax balances for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2016 is being published in accordance with Ohio Revised Code section 718 and Chapter 197 of Tiffin Municipal Tax Ordinance.

Tax balances for any prior tax years regardless of when they are filed are still subject to the interest rate as stated in Chapter 191.10 of Tiffin Municipal Tax Ordinance which covers tax years beginning prior to January 1, 2016.

The following rates are in effect the respective years:

  • 2023 tax year; 7% per annum (0.583% per month) 
  • 2021 and 2022 tax years; 5% per annum (0.42% per month)
  • 2019 and 2020 tax years; 7% per annum (0.583% per month)
  • 2017 and 2018 tax years; 6% per annum (0.5% per month)
  • 2016 tax year; 5% per annum (0.42% per month)
  • For tax years prior to 2016, the interest rate is 18% per annum, (1.5% per month)
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