I know that the most wonderful time of the year is officially over as soon I get that note from our Budget and Finance Director saying that it’s now a less wonderful time of year when we ask the Regional Income Tax Authority (RITA) to mail out letters to the taxpayers that we have on file who appear to have neglected to file municipal income taxes with us for 2015.
I’m sure it’s a simple oversight and the City and RITA staff work hard to help make it as easy and pain-free as possible for procrastinators to catch-up and pay their 2015 share along with the rest of us.
It turns out that in order to wrap-up the 2015 tax cycle, RITA is sending out 6, 677 letters to non-filers reminding them of the importance of following the law and filing their taxes in Kent.
There’s always a certain percentage of those cases that can be cleared up quickly with a phone call and a fax but there others that could eventually be issued a subpoena and be taken to court.
Usually the fastest way to resolve these mis-understandings is directly with RITA using the contacts listed below but if residents need additional help the Kent City Finance Department can provide guidance as well. They are located at 930 Overholt Road or can be reached by phone at 330 678-8102.