Income Tax Department         

Location:480 Park AvenuePhone:(440) 988-4212 Regular Office Hours: 
 Amherst, OH  44001Fax:(440) 988-3749 8:30 am to 4:30 pm   Monday thru Friday

   Frequently Asked Questions and Forms

   Amherst Codified Ordinances (see chapter 191 for Income Tax Ordinance)

Access online income tax payment

City of Amherst income tax returns or requests for an extension were due on April 15, 2015.

The tax office is located in the San Spring building at 480 Park Avenue.  Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Returns can be prepared in the office, free of charge. They can also be prepared using the fillable PDF. Please note that the fillable PDF may not open correctly in some browsers.  You must use Adobe Reader to access this fillable PDF and you must see the tax year 2014 at the top to be able to use this form correctly.  If you cannot get the fillable PDF to work properly, you may wish to download it (right click and do save as) to your desktop and force it to open with Adobe Reader.  The online tax calculator will not be available this year.  Please contact the tax office if you have any questions. 


General Income Tax Information

The city of Amherst, Ohio has mandatory income tax filing.  The tax rate, in effect since 1991, is 1.5% with a 1% credit given for taxes paid to other cities per Amherst Codified Ordinance 191.16.  One percent of the total tax rate is used for general fund expenses.  The remaining one-half percent is divided equally between the general fund and the street improvement fund.

In January, tax forms are mailed to every Amherst resident who is on file with our office.  While every effort is made to mail a tax form to all taxpayers required to file, it is the taxpayer’s responsibility to obtain a form.  The tax forms can be obtained in the tax office any time during business hours or from the Amherst Public Library during the months of February, March and April.  They can also be obtained at the links listed below.

Upon request, our office will calculate your individual Amherst city tax forms for you free of charge.  Estimated payments are accepted, but are not mandatory.  They can be set up at the time of filing, or at any time by informing the tax office.

The city of Amherst will honor federal extensions.  If you file an extension, please inform the tax office in writing by the original due date.  Failure to request an extension before the original due date will result in a $25.00 late filing penalty.   Interest will accrue on any tax due unless estimated payments were made and paid in full.

The income tax office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Please feel free to call our office.  We will be glad to answer any questions you may have.


The forms below can be viewed with Adobe Reader.  Get Acrobat Reader Web logo

 Tax Forms for Individuals & Business:

Please note that the fillable PDF may not open correctly in some browsers.  You must use Adobe Reader to access this fillable PDF and you must see the tax year 2014 at the top to be able to use this form correctly.

2014 Income Tax FormFillable PDF 2013 Income Tax Form
Instructions  2012 Income Tax Form
  2011 Income Tax Form
  2010 Income Tax Form
  2009 Income Tax Form
Exemption Certificate 2008 Income Tax Form
Declaration of Domicile   
Schedule X (for Corporations only)  
Taxpayers' Rights 


Taxpayer Forms & Information:


Business Forms & Information:

Tax Information for New Residents Tax Information for Resident Businesses
New Resident Questionnaire Resident Business QuestionnaireWithholding Status Questionnaire
Declaration for Estimated Taxes Contractor/Non-Resident Business Registration
Application for Refund Courtesy Withholding Registration
Abatement Request for Penalty & Interest Quarterly/Monthly Employee Withholding Form *
ACH Authorization Form Annual Withholding Reconciliation         Electronic Filing W2 Specifications

*If a zero withholding is being filed the information may be emailed to  


Forms of Payment Accepted

The tax office will accept personal checks, money orders, cash, ACH payments (see form above) and Visa, Master Card, or Discover Card  in the office.  Credit cards and ACH payments can also be made on the internet using the U S Bank payment system.