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Tax Department

Tiffany Bachman was appointed Tax Commissioner on September 20, 2011 after working eight years  for the City of Wauseon as Assistant Tax Commissioner.  Tiffany graduated from Lourdes University in 2011 with her BS in Accounting/Finance.  Tiffany and her husband, Adam, live in Wauseon with their three children, Austin, Patience and Zachary.  When not working, she enjoys attending sporting events, spending time with her family and cooking. Contact Tiffany at 419-877-5383 or by e-mail: tbachman@whitehouseoh.gov.

All Whitehouse residents must file an annual Village Income Tax Return whether or not taxes have been withheld or they have paid taxes to another community.

The income tax rate is 1.5%. Generally, gross income (including income which is deferred) and business net profits are taxable. This includes all salaries, wages, commissions and income derived from gaming, wagering, lotteries or games of chance.

Please note, as of January 1, 2019, all tax returns and payments will be processed through RITA (Regional Income Tax Agency).

Interest Rate on past due tax payments for tax year 2019 will be 7.0% per annum.

Link to:  Whitehouse Tax Ordinance

Effective for Tax Years Beginning On or After January 1, 2016

Taxpayers’ Rights and Responsibilities means the rights provided to taxpayers in sections 718.11, 718.12, 718.19, 718.23, 718.36, 718.37, 718.38, 5717.011, and 5717.03 of the Ohio Revised Code and any corresponding ordinances of the Municipality, and the responsibilities of taxpayers to file, report, withhold, remit, and pay municipal income tax and otherwise comply with Chapter 718 of the Ohio Revised Code and resolutions, ordinances, and rules adopted by a municipal corporation for the imposition and administration of a municipal income tax.

  • ORC 718.11 – Local Board of Tax Review
  • ORC 718.12 – Actions to Recover; Statute of Limitations
  • ORC 718.19 – Requests for Refunds
  • ORC 718.23 – Verification of Accuracy of Returns
  • ORC 718.36 – Audits
  • ORC 718.37 – Actions Against Tax Administrator or Municipal Corporation
  • ORC 718.38 – Request for Opinion of the Tax Administrator
  • ORC 5717.011 – Filing a Notice of Appeal
  • ORC 5717.03 – Decision of Board of Tax Appeals – Certification – Effect

Link to: Ohio Revised Code 5717

Link to: Ohio Revised Code 718

Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA)

Please refer to RITA’s homepage to see their FAQs.  The menu option is on the left-hand side at the bottom.

If you have more specific questions, please contact RITA at 800.860.7482.

Current Whitehouse Tax Ordinance (effective January 1, 2016) Whitehouse Tax Ordinance

Whitehouse Tax Ordinance for tax years prior to January 1, 2016.  Tax Ordinance (prior to 2016)