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Tax filing is mandatory for the City of Franklin. A tax return must be filed even if no income was earned or if no tax is due with the return. Taxpayers under the age of 18 years of age are not required to file, however, they may wish file to claim a refund of tax withheld for the City of Franklin by their employer.

The due date of the 2016 City of Franklin tax return is April 18, 2017. Tax return, W2’s plus any required forms and schedules must be post marked or delivered to the city building April 15th with any payment that may be due. Below are the due dates for the 2015 estimated payments.

  • 1st Quarter is due April 15
  • 2nd Quarter is due June 15
  • 3rd Quarter is due September 15
  • 4th Quarter is due December 15

Extension Due Date – the extended due date of the municipal income tax return shall be the last day of the month following the month to which the due date of the federal income tax return has been extended. An extension can be requested by submitting a copy of their federal extension to the Income Tax Division on or before the original due date of the tax return. Payment of any liability must accompany the extension request as the extension does not extend the time to pay the tax due. Penalty and interest will be assessed for all payments received after April 15th.

Penalty and Interest Charge

A penalty of 15% and interest of 6% per annum or fraction thereof is imposed on tax balances paid after the due date. 

Bonus Depreciation and Section 179

Both Deductions are allowable deductions as supported by the taxpayer’s federal schedules.

Employee Business Expenses – IRS Form 2106

Employee Business Expenses, as defined on Federal Form 2106, may be deducted from wage income subject to City taxation. When income is allocated between cities, Form 2106 expenses should likewise be allocated, and tax credit reduced accordingly. This is the only offset allowed against employee earnings.

NOLs – losses from a business or rental property sustained in the tax year may be carried forward for one year.

Ohio Board of Appeals

Following an appeal to a local Board of Review, a municipal income tax appeal may now be made to either common pleas court or to the Ohio Board of Appeals. This applies to tax years beginning in 2004.

Refunds and Statute of Limitations

Tax RefundIf the tax is paid to a wrong municipality and the correct locality is pursuing the payment of the tax, that city must allow a nonrefundable credit for those taxes paid incorrectly, but not refundable to the taxpayer because of the statute of limitations. 

Example: In 1998, Taxpayer “A” had Franklin tax of $300.00 withheld by his employer on his $20,000 salary. “A” lived in Franklin and actually worked in Dayton. Dayton’s Tax Department notifies “A” he owes $450.00. Franklin is barred from refunding the money because of the three-year statute of limitations on refunds. Dayton must allow Taxpayer “A” a credit of $300.00 for the taxes paid to Franklin in error. 

Uniform Definition of Taxable Income for Net Profits

Net Profits for individuals are based upon amounts required to be reported on federal schedules C, E, or F. There is no provision in ORC Sec. 718 prohibiting the taxation of non-employee compensation (1099-MISC).


Tax Forms


Most Recent Documents

Historical Documents for Individuals.

If you need a tax form not listed here, please contact the Income Tax Division at (937)746-9921 or by e-mail at

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