Income Tax

Cleveland Heights municipal income tax is collected by the Regional Income Tax Agency (also known as R.I.T.A.), a nonprofit governmental agency.  

Who Must File Tax Returns

  • Full- and part-year residents age 18 and older*
  • Businesses operating within the city
  • Property owners who receive rental income    
  • Non-resident employees within the city whose employer did not withhold taxes for Cleveland Heights

•Exemption:  Individuals with only non-taxable income (E.G. Social Security, pensions, interest or dividends) must file an annual Declaration of Exemption rather than a tax return.

In November 2015, Cleveland Heights voters approved a .25% increase to the income tax rate. Effective 1/1/2016 the Tax Rate will be 2.25%.

2017 Tax Information

2017 Tax Rate: 2.25%

2017 Tax Credit: 1.00%

2017 Credit Factor: 50.00%

The filing deadline is April 16, 2018

2017 RITA Individual Forms and Instructions

2016 RITA Individual Forms and Instructions

2017 RITA Business Forms and Instructions

2016 RITA Business Forms and Instructions

If you have any questions regarding your City of Cleveland Heights income tax, please contact R.I.T.A.'s customer service representatives at 800-860-7482.