Tax Department

tiffanyTiffany 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

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.



2016 Interest Rate for Tax Years Beginning On or After January 1, 2016

2016 Interest Rate is 5% per annum

The interest rate to be applied to all unpaid income and withholding tax balances for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2016 is 5% per annum.  This rate is being published in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 718.27(F) which states that “By the thirty-first day of October of each year the municipal corporation shall publish the rate described in division (A) of this section applicable to the next succeeding calendar year”.  This rate is in effect from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 and does not apply to tax balances for any prior tax years, regardless of when they are filed.

Link to:  Whitehouse Tax Ordinance

Whitehouse Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights

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.

Link to: Ohio Revised Code 5717

Link to: Ohio Revised Code 718