Income Tax

The Village has a 1.50% income tax.  The first 1.25% of the revenue from this tax is used for the purpose of general municipal operations, constructions, maintenance of new equipment, extension and enlargement of municipal services and facilities and capital improvements.  The last .25% of the revenue from this tax is used for the purpose of construction, repair and improvements to the wastewater treatment facilities and water treatment facilities.  Taxes are due on or before April 15th of each year.

The Village of Jackson Center is a mandatory filing community.  This means that even if you did not have income for the year, or; if at any point in time during the year, lived in Jackson Center or worked in Jackson Center; you are required to file an Income Tax Return for Village Income Tax.

Effective November 1, 2008, the Regional Income Tax Agency (R.I.T.A.) began collecting municipal income tax for the Village of Jackson Center.  R.I.T.A. is a non-profit governmental agency established in 1971 under chapter 167 of the Ohio Revised Code and is the largest municipal income tax collection agency in the State of Ohio.  The Village of Jackson Center chose the Regional Income Tax Agency to offer the ability for on-line filing and to maximize the Village’s tax collection efforts.  R.I.T.A. is responsible for the administration and collection of all income taxes and serves as an Agent of the Village of Jackson Center in this capacity.

All Village of Jackson Center tax payments and tax forms, for current or prior tax years are to be sent to R.I.T.A.  Tax filings and payments can be completed online at or by mail.  We encourage you to utilize R.I.T.A.’s electronic filing and payment system. This free service is fast, simple, and secure.  You can click on the efile link at the bottom of this page to access this service.

Checks or money orders should be payable to the Regional Income Tax Agency or R.I.T.A.  Please include your Social Security Number or Federal Identification Number on all payments and correspondence.

Beginning October 1, 2018 taxpayers who elect to pay their municipal income tax bills by credit or debit card will incur a 2.75% service charge.  This fee is charged by a third party vendor per credit card transaction and is not paid to RITA.  Please note that this service charge applies only to credit or debit card transactions.  Taxpayers electing to pay by check or via ACH will not incur this service charge.

If you would like for information or would like to access e-file and e-payment service, visit the R.I.T.A. website at

If you have any questions regarding your Village of Jackson Center income tax, please contact R.I.T.A.’s customer service representatives at (800) 860-7482 (toll free) or Brecksville facility (440) 526-0900.  You may also contact the village office at (937)596-6314.

Village Income Tax Forms and R.I.T.A. Contact Information

Individual Income Tax Forms

Mailing Addresses for Individual Income Tax Forms and Correspondence

Business Income Tax Forms

Mailing Addresses for Businesss Income Tax Forms and Correspondence

Retired Citizens

If you are retired and are only receiving pension, social security, interest, dividends or other non-taxable income for all of 2015, you are still required to file.  Jackson Center is a mandatory filing community.  Please click on the blue Exemption Form below and complete the form and mail it to RITA at the address on the form.

  1. Fill in the top portion of the form completely.
  2. Circle item number four (4) and enter the date that you retired.
  3. Sign and date the form and mail it to the following address:
Regional Income Tax Agency
P. O. Box 94801
Cleveland, OH  44101-4801