Income Tax

City of harrison income tax credit

Beginning, February 28, 2023, the City Council began discussing the possible elimination of the Income Tax Credit in an open work session.  A second open work session was held on March 22, 2023, a public hearing was held on October 18, 2023 and a final public work session was held on December 5, 2023. There were reports by Finance Committee Chair, Ryan Samuels, in several regular meetings of the Council before a resolution was brought forth for a vote.

On, December 19, 2023, the City Council adopted Resolution 16-23 that provides an adjustment to the Income Tax Credit.  Currently, the Income Tax is levied at a rate of one percent (1%).  The Tax is levied uniformly on all persons residing in or earning or receiving income in the City of Harrison, Ohio and is authorized by Article XVIII, Section 3 of the Ohio Constitution.

Council, by adopting this legislation, amends Chapter 183 to limit the tax credit paid to another municipality to one-half percent (.5%) for the 2024 tax year and to eliminate the credit effective January 1, 2025 for all proceeding years.


City of Harrison Income Tax

Harrison collects a 1 percent municipal income tax from people who work in Harrison and from companies located within the City limits. Per Codified Ordinance 183, the 1 percent municipal income tax applies to:

  • Qualifying wages
  • Commissions from businesses and corporations
  • Net profits from businesses and corporations
  • Revenue from rental properties

Harrison extends a tax credit of up to 50% of the municipal income tax to residents who pay an income tax to another municipality. However, every resident is still required to complete a City tax return annually.


Residents can file City of Harrison income tax in one of the following manners:

1. Online:

2. Phone: 1 (800) 860-7482

3. Mail: Regional Income Tax Agency, PO Box 94801, Cleveland, OH 44101

Assistance with tax return preparation is offered by appointment at the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library. Click here to learn more about the program.   


The Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) mails non-filer letters to taxpayers that neglected to file a municipal income tax return at the beginning of the year. Taxpayers can simply send RITA the documents listed on the non-filing letter via:

e-file returns or exemptions at:



Attn: Compliance Department 198

Regional Income Tax Agency

PO BOX 470538

Broadview Heights, OH  44147-0538




More details about Non-Filing Notices can be found at

Tax Withholding

If an employer does not withhold the City's income tax from a resident's paycheck, he/she is required to file an annual declaration of estimated tax and make quarterly payments.

Landlords & Property Owners

Landlords and property owners with rentals in the City's limits are required to furnish a list of all tenants that have moved in or out by January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31 every year.