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Annual City of Nelsonville Income Tax Returns Deadline Extended

In alignment with the revised federal income tax deadline, annual City of Nelsonville income tax returns now have an extended deadline of July 15th, 2020.


2016 Notice for All Withholding Employers

Follow the link above for a notice to all Nelsonville City Income Tax withholding employers.


Effective January 1, 2014, The City of Nelsonville will only allow .50% credit toward taxes owed*. Whether you work or live in city limits. This will replace the 1% credit allowed in the tax year 2013.

Please advise your employer of these changes.


Effective October 7, 2014 there will be a $25.00 registration fee for all new business working within the City limits per Ordinance 52-13

* Subject to penalties and interest charges if annual income tax returns are not received on or before April 15th by the City of Nelsonville Income Tax Department.

Nelsonville City Auditor

Taylor Sappington, Auditor | (740) 753-2233 | auditor@cityofnelsonville.com


Office Hours:

  • Monday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
  • Note: Closed 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm for lunch.

Current Tax Documents

2019 Letter from the City Auditor
80 Downloads
65.67 KB
2019 Income Tax Instructions
154 Downloads
105.37 KB
2019 Income Tax Return Form
200 Downloads
95.35 KB
Employer Reconciliation Form
654 Downloads
129.7 KB
Business Questionnaire
1083 Downloads
148.98 KB

Remittance Forms

2020 Monthly Remittance Form
91 Downloads
84.35 KB
2020 Quarterly Remittance Form
60 Downloads
86.95 KB
2019 Monthly Remittance Form
260 Downloads
44.09 KB
2019 Quarterly Remittance Form
239 Downloads
44.36 KB

Click here to browse tax forms for prior years.

To complete these forms, you must download them, fill them in completely and then mail them in. A form that is not signed will be considered incomplete and not filed. Completed forms must be received on or before due date to avoid penalties or interest charges.

Annual income tax returns must be filed and paid in full on or before July 15, 2020 (extended in alignment with revised Federal deadline), with the Nelsonville Income Tax Department, P.O. Box 370 Nelsonville, OH 45764.

Monthly Withholding Payments are due on or before the 15th of the following month.

Quarterly Withholding Payments are due as followed —

January, February, MarchDue April 30, 2020
April, May, JuneDue July 31, 2020
July, August, SeptemberDue October 31, 2020
October, November, DecemberDue January 31, 2021

Annual Withholding Reconciliation Due on or before February 28.

Copies of W-2 forms applicable to the reconciliation must be provided with the completed W-3 form. All W-2s must furnish the name, address, social security number, gross wages, city tax withheld, name of city for which tax was withheld, and any other compensation paid to the individual. If copies of W-2 forms are not available, each employer must provide a listing of the W-2 form. This listing must contain the same information as required on the W-2 form.

Tax Underpayment Interest Rate

Ohio Revised Code 718.27 requires the Tax Administrator to publish, by October 31st, the established interest rate for tax underpayments based on the Federal short-term rate that will apply during the next calendar year.

Interest shall be imposed per annum, on all unpaid income tax, unpaid estimate income tax and unpaid withholding tax.

The interest rate used shall be the Federal short-term rate (rounded to the nearest whole number percent: plus six percent (6%). The rate shall apply for the calendar year next following the July of the year in which the Federal short- term rate is determined.

NOTE: Interest applies to any balance of tax due that is not paid by the due date of a return, even if the return is filed under extension.

Calendar YearMonthly Interest RateYearly Interest Rate
20190.5%6.00%
20180.5%6.00%
20170.5%6.00%
20160.42%5.00%
2015 & prior.18%1.50%

Annual City of Nelsonville Income Tax Returns Deadline Extended

In alignment with the revised federal income tax deadline, annual City of Nelsonville income tax returns now have an extended deadline of July 15th, 2020.


2016 Notice for All Withholding Employers

Follow the link above for a notice to all Nelsonville City Income Tax withholding employers.


Effective January 1, 2014, The City of Nelsonville will only allow .50% credit toward taxes owed*. Whether you work or live in city limits. This will replace the 1% credit allowed in the tax year 2013.

Please advise your employer of these changes.


Effective October 7, 2014 there will be a $25.00 registration fee for all new business working within the City limits per Ordinance 52-13

* Subject to penalties and interest charges if annual income tax returns are not received on or before April 15th by the City of Nelsonville Income Tax Department.

Nelsonville City Auditor

Taylor Sappington, Auditor | (740) 753-2233 | auditor@cityofnelsonville.com


Office Hours:

  • Monday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
  • Note: Closed 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm for lunch.

Current Tax Documents

2019 Letter from the City Auditor
80 Downloads
65.67 KB
2019 Income Tax Instructions
154 Downloads
105.37 KB
2019 Income Tax Return Form
200 Downloads
95.35 KB
Employer Reconciliation Form
654 Downloads
129.7 KB
Business Questionnaire
1083 Downloads
148.98 KB

Remittance Forms

2020 Monthly Remittance Form
91 Downloads
84.35 KB
2020 Quarterly Remittance Form
60 Downloads
86.95 KB
2019 Monthly Remittance Form
260 Downloads
44.09 KB
2019 Quarterly Remittance Form
239 Downloads
44.36 KB

Click here to browse tax forms for prior years.

To complete these forms, you must download them, fill them in completely and then mail them in. A form that is not signed will be considered incomplete and not filed. Completed forms must be received on or before due date to avoid penalties or interest charges.

Annual income tax returns must be filed and paid in full on or before July 15, 2020 (extended in alignment with revised Federal deadline), with the Nelsonville Income Tax Department, P.O. Box 370 Nelsonville, OH 45764.

Monthly Withholding Payments are due on or before the 15th of the following month.

Quarterly Withholding Payments are due as followed —

January, February, MarchDue April 30, 2020
April, May, JuneDue July 31, 2020
July, August, SeptemberDue October 31, 2020
October, November, DecemberDue January 31, 2021

Annual Withholding Reconciliation Due on or before February 28.

Copies of W-2 forms applicable to the reconciliation must be provided with the completed W-3 form. All W-2s must furnish the name, address, social security number, gross wages, city tax withheld, name of city for which tax was withheld, and any other compensation paid to the individual. If copies of W-2 forms are not available, each employer must provide a listing of the W-2 form. This listing must contain the same information as required on the W-2 form.

Tax Underpayment Interest Rate

Ohio Revised Code 718.27 requires the Tax Administrator to publish, by October 31st, the established interest rate for tax underpayments based on the Federal short-term rate that will apply during the next calendar year.

Interest shall be imposed per annum, on all unpaid income tax, unpaid estimate income tax and unpaid withholding tax.

The interest rate used shall be the Federal short-term rate (rounded to the nearest whole number percent: plus six percent (6%). The rate shall apply for the calendar year next following the July of the year in which the Federal short- term rate is determined.

NOTE: Interest applies to any balance of tax due that is not paid by the due date of a return, even if the return is filed under extension.

Calendar YearMonthly Interest RateYearly Interest Rate
20190.5%6.00%
20180.5%6.00%
20170.5%6.00%
20160.42%5.00%
2015 & prior.18%1.50%
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Important City Phone Numbers

  • Office: 753.1314
  • Police & Fire Emergency: 9 1 1
  • Police Non-Emergency:
    753.1922 or 753.1736
  • Fire Non-Emergency: 753.1244