Income Tax Information
Effective July 1st, 2010, the Village of Thurston has enacted a municipal income tax of 1% on all income earned by individuals residing or working in the Village of Thurston and on businesses within the Village. There is no tax credit for taxes paid to other municipalities. The program is being administered by the Regional Income Tax Agency (R.I.T.A.).
Earned income includes items such as wages, salaries, tips, bonuses, rental
income, net profits from a business or profession, and distributions from
partnerships. Examples of items that would be exempt from the income tax
are interest, dividends, annuities, receipts from Social Security, pensions,
military pay, unemployment compensation, alimony, and child support.
This income tax will be used for a variety of purposes. Initially, it is required to raise local matching funds for our Neighborhood Revitalization Grant ($30,000). It is the intent of the Village Council to use these funds to make changes in the Village that will be seen by the residents. Some uses will include street maintenance, sidewalk maintenance, storm sewer maintenance, playground maintenance, and Village property maintenance. Another possible purpose brought up by several concerned residents is contracting police protection.
Click HERE to see the Thurston Village Municipal Income Tax Ordinance (2010-10).
**Change Ordinance 2010-28 - Appealing Section 181.14 of Income Tax Ordinance
** Change Ordinance 2010-36 - Adding Section 181.18 to Income Tax Ordinance - Requiring Tenant Registration by Landlord
Click HERE to see the Thurston Forms and Information at the R.I.T.A. website.
Income Tax Form for New Residents
If you have any questions regarding the Thurston Village Income Tax or R.I.T.A., please contact R.I.T.A. at the Worthington Office 866-721-7482 or Brecksville Office 800-860-7482.
**Thurston Income Tax Ordinance History
The subject of an income tax has been raised several times before this year. In 2010, it was discussed on:
2/15/2010 - Special Public Hearing on Income Tax
2/27/2010 - Special Public Hearing on Income Tax