Tax Department



7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. MONDAY-FRIDAY

In order to process your 2023 City Income Tax Return

you must have a Copy of your Federal 1040,

W-2's and all applicable Schedules.

  1. Individuals can now file online, mail or place in the night drop at the City Administration Building or file their taxes in person by April 15, 2024 (see important notice below)
  2. Businesses can file their taxes in person or through the Ohio Business Gateway.
  3. Individual and Business Payments can be paid online.


    The City of Washington Court House collects the tax for the Jefferson Township-Washington Court House Joint Economic Development District.
The tax is 1.95%
Payment Information:
Make checks payable to: Jefferson Township-Washington Court House JEDD
117 N. Main ST, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160
Contact Number: 740-636-2342
No credit is given for paying another Municipality.
Business net profit or loss tax returns can be mailed or filed on the Ohio Business Gateway.


“NEW” Individual Online Filing


Taxpayers use of electronic resources and professional tax preparation services has grown significantly. As a result, the City of Washington is discontinuing the mailing of blank individual tax forms.


How Do I File? The City of Washington now offers a convenient and secure E-Filing option that can be accessed at:

If income tax is due, you have the option to pay the amount when submitting the E-File return. Please note that there will be a processing fee charged by the third-party merchant at the time of payment. If you prefer to mail your payment, please include a copy of the finalized return with your payment. You can also pay online by clicking the online bill pay located on this website and make a payment without incurring a fee.     Online Payments


Where can I get a form? Blank City of Washington income tax forms will be available in our lobby, at the Carnegie Public Library or downloaded (here). With the tax return you must include W-2’s, 1099’s, page 1 of your Federal 1040 and (if applicable) Schedules 1, C, E, F & K-1.


Due Date: April 15th


(Due date may vary due to weekends, Emancipation Day or the I.R.S. extending the due date)

The City of Washington Tax office is open 7:30-4:00 Monday – Friday

Located at 117 N. Main St., Washington C.H.

(If you need assistance, please stop by the office early in the season to avoid long lines)

Phone 740-636-2342 – Email

By October 31 of each year, the interest rate that will apply to overdue municipal income taxes during the next calendar year will be posted herein, as required by Ohio Revised Code Section 718.27(F).

The interest rate is calculated by adding five percentage points to the federal short-term rate (rounded to the nearest whole number percent) that was in effect during July of the current year, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 718.27(A)(5).

Based on these requirements, the applicable interest rate is as follows:

Calendar Year Annual Rate

2024                     10.0% 

2023                       7.0%

2022                       5.0%

2021                        5.0%

2020                       7.0%

2019                        7.0%

2018                        6.0%

2017                        6.0%

2016                        5.0%

2015 and prior    12.00

  For 2023 Tax Year

    • The City of Washington's 2023 tax rate is 1.95%.
    • The City of Washington’s interest rate for the tax year 2023 will be 7% annum.
    • The rates are based on the federal short term rate plus 5% per the passing of H.B. 5 by the state legislature and will be subject to change each year.
    • This rate applies only to the 2023 tax year, all previous years are applicable to past rates.
    • City income taxes are due April 15, 2024.