Income Tax

Tax Filing Deadline
Per ordinance the due date for filing tax returns with the City is the same as the filing deadline for the State of Ohio. The due date for filing 2021 City of Lebanon Municipal tax returns is April 18, 2022.

Need help filing? Set up an in-person appointment using our online scheduler or by calling (513) 933-7205.

Can't make it in during business hours? Use our drop off service or upload your tax documents via secure email. 

To have your return prepared using the drop off service, simply complete and print the Tax Form Completion Request, attach the required documents and submit them to the Tax Department by mail.

To have your return prepared using the secure email upload, simply complete  the Tax Form Completion Request, attach the required documents and submit them via email using the button below.

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Tax Department
The mission of the City of Lebanon Tax Department is to provide exceptional customer service while enforcing the City Income Tax Ordinances by collecting the earnings tax, assisting taxpayers in the preparation of tax returns, administering tax refunds in a timely manner, and maintaining accurate taxpayer records.

We have developed this web site to better serve you, the taxpayer. On this web site you will find the City’s Income Tax Ordinances, individual and business tax returns and instructions, estimated income tax payment coupons, and a variety of other resources. We hope that you will find what you need here, please let us know if you need assistance.

You can visit the Income Tax Office between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday; contact us by telephone at (513) 933-7205; or contact us by email at

Daniel Burke
City Auditor / Tax Commissioner

Income Tax Filing Requirements
The City has mandatory filing with no minimum age requirement. Individuals must file an earned income tax return no later than April 15 of each year, or the State filing deadline, and businesses must file no later than four months after the calendar or fiscal year end.
  • All Lebanon residents must file a tax return annually, even if taxes are not owed.*
  • All businesses located within the City limits must file a return.
  • All non-resident businesses, individuals and landlords who have sales income, perform work or services in the City, or own rental property within the City limits must file.
  • All tax returns prepared by a third-party must be filed by the resident or business.
*Residents with only retirement income or disability payments who have previously notified the tax department are exempt from filing.

Quarterly Estimated Payments
If your estimated annual tax due exceeds $200, and your employer does not withhold City of Lebanon income tax from your wages, you are required to make estimated quarterly income tax payments by April 15 (1st Quarter), June 15 (2nd Quarter), September 15 (3rd Quarter), and January 15 (4th Quarter) annually. Failure to remit the required estimated quarterly payments will result in penalty and interest charges.

Taxable / Non-Taxable Income
The City of Lebanon tax rate is 1.00 percent.  The work city credit given is 1/2 percent of the income taxed by the work city.  The following document contains a listing of taxable and non-taxable income: 
Taxable/Non-Taxable Income