Income Tax

Cleveland Heights municipal income tax is collected by the Regional Income Tax Agency (also known as R.I.T.A.), a nonprofit governmental agency.  

Who Must File Tax Returns

  • Full- and part-year residents age 18 and older*
  • Businesses operating within the city
  • Property owners who receive rental income    
  • Non-resident employees within the city whose employer did not withhold taxes for Cleveland Heights

•Exemption:  Individuals with only non-taxable income (E.G. Social Security, pensions, interest or dividends) must file an annual Declaration of Exemption rather than a tax return.

2022 Tax Information

2022 Tax Rate: 2.25%

2022 Tax Credit: 1.00%

2022 Credit Factor: 50.00%

In November 2015, Cleveland Heights voters approved a .25% increase to the income tax rate. Effective 1/1/2016 the Tax Rate is 2.25%.

Cleveland Heights City Hall R.I.T.A. Office

In-Person Taxpayer Assistance

  • Beginning February 28th, this Cleveland Heights location will be open Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Drop Box

  • Continue to use the drop box here, outside City Hall, beside the utility payment box. Available 24/7.
  • Even if unfinished, we will complete your returns for you.

Online Filing Options

  • Visit to file your taxes, make a payment or download a form.

If you have any questions regarding your City of Cleveland Heights income tax, please contact R.I.T.A.’s customer service representatives at 800-860-7482.