July 25, 2016

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Taxes due Thursday for Medina residents working outside city

MEDINA — Medina residents who work outside the city have until Thursday to pay 90 percent of what they owe in city income taxes for 2012.

Anyone who misses the deadline faces a $25 penalty plus 1.5 percent interest on the amount owed.

Medina Finance Director Keith Dirham said many employers withhold only taxes for the city where the job is located. In those cases, the employee is responsible for paying the taxes to the city where the worker lives.

“If you work outside (the city) and your employer does not withhold for you, then you need to pay on your own,” he said.

Medina residents who work and pay taxes in another city get a small break on their taxes, paying a rate of 1.0625 percent instead of the full 1.25 percent.

Payments should be made to the Central Collection Agency, Cleveland’s income tax agency, which collects taxes for Medina.

Final payment is due April 15 — the deadline for filing city, as well as state and federal, income tax forms.

Representatives from the CCA will offer free assistance in filling out the forms 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2 and April 13, and 1 to 8 p.m. March 12 and April 3.

The help sessions will be at the Medina Community Recreation Center, 885 Weymouth Road.

For more information, call (800) 223-6317 or visit www.ccatax.ci.cleveland.oh.us.

Contact reporter Kiera Manion-Fischer at (330) 721-4049 or kfischer@medina-gazette.com.