Income Tax

Understanding Your Taxes

Gahanna's primary source of General Fund revenue is our local income tax. It makes up more than two-thirds of total General Fund revenue. As of July 1st 2019, Gahanna's income tax rate is 2.5%, with a 100% credit applied to the lesser of the tax paid to another municipality or the tax imposed by the City (2.5%).  

Income Taxes

2016 Income Tax Revenue Pie ChartThe Regional Income Tax Authority (RITA) manages the City's income tax collection. The links below are intended to assist taxpayers with finding information and forms related to the municipal income tax. Further questions should be directed to RITA at 866-721-7482.

The remittance address for RITA's secured lockbox center is:
P.O. Box 477900
Broadview Heights, OH 44147-7900

Local RITA office information:
Worthington Office
Regional Income Tax Agency
760 Lakeview Plaza Boulevard, Suite 400
Worthington, Ohio 43085

Telephone: 866-721-7482
Fax: 888-329-0265

Business Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Income Tax Forms

  • RITA Individual Tax Forms - This will take you to the RITA individual tax forms website. This website includes income tax return, instruction, exemption and other forms.
  • RITA Business Tax Forms - This will take you to the RITA business tax forms website. This website includes income tax withholding, instruction, reconciliation and other forms.
  • Gahanna Tax Ordinance (PDF) - Effective January 6, 2015

Real Estate Taxes

Real Estate taxes are based on the tax rate where the property is located and the taxable value of your property as determined by the Franklin County Auditor. Real estate tax bills and collections are processed by the Franklin County Treasurer. For questions about your tax bill and options for payment contact the Franklin County Treasurer's Office at 614-525-3438.

The total tax rate in Gahanna tax district 025 (Gahanna Jefferson Schools and Mifflin Township) is 82.42 mills per $1,000 in Assessed Value.

Real Estate Tax - How Much Do I Owe

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