Income Tax

Current Income Tax Rates

  • Brimfield-Kent JEDD Businesses Only - 1.50%
  • Kent-Franklin JEDD Businesses Only - 2.00%
  • City of Kent Residential and Businesses - 2.25% (starting Jan. 1, 2014)

Who Must File

Ohio Department of TaxationEvery resident of Kent, 18 years of age or older, whether or not tax is due thereon, shall make and file a return annually. Retired persons must file a final return stating they are retired, then future filings are not required unless they have earned income, then they must again file a tax return. Failure to return this form by the due date may result in your being summoned to appear at the Tax Office in person with your tax records. If you had no taxable income, write none on lines 1, 2 and 3, sign this form, and return it before April 15th.

Please read the following information carefully and use the proper forms!

Kent City Taxpayers & Businesses - Important Notice

The City of Kent joined the Regional Income Tax Authority (RITA)  effective January 1, 2009. All W-2s, Reconciliations, and income tax forms will be sent to RITA. Taxpayers are able to take advantage of electronic filing and payment. Questions may be directed to them by calling 1-440-526-0900 or 1 800 860-7482. For further information and to see what services are available, go to the RITA website.

Businesses in the Joint Economic Development Districts (JEDD)

Those businesses located in the Joint Economic Development Districts will continue to file their taxes, W-2s, and all other forms with the City of Kent Income Tax Department. The following forms are for JEDD businesses only.

Downloading Tax Documents Information

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Ordinance

View the City of Kent Taxation Ordinance (PDF)