Village of Minster Income Tax Regulations

Date: 
11/11/16

The Village of Minster requires mandatory filing beginning in 2016 for all residents, age 18 or over regardless of income. Any person or business located outside of Minster and performing services inside the Village of Minster must file a return. Anyone who receives income from rental properties, partnerships, self-employed business ventures, etc., must file an annual return regardless of any tax due.

Return Requirements:
1040 – Front Page                         
Return MUST be signed
All W2s
1099s, federal schedules

Tax Rate: 1.5% of the Medicare wage base

Retired Individuals: Social Security and other forms of retirement and permanent disability incomes are not taxable. However, retired and disabled persons with other sources of income must file and pay tax on those other sources of income.

Residents who are 60 years and older may qualify for an exemption of the mandatory filing requirement. Exemption form is required.

Income that is not taxable: State unemployment benefits, interest and dividends, third party sick pay.

Taxable Income:
~wages
~self-employment
~farm income
~rental property
~partnerships
~certain trusts
~baby sitting
~subcontract work
~non-employee compensation
~benefits such cars or housing provided by the employer
~stock incentive plans
~distributive shares from Sub Chapter S corporations that are located outside the municipal limits
~proceeds from gambling and other prizes
~certain royalties, etc.

Deferred compensation plans are not allowed as a reduction to income. Federal Form 2106 expenses are allowed in accordance with Federal guidelines.

Losses: Losses resulting from businesses and rentals can be used to off-set taxable income excluding W2 income.  Losses can be carried forward for five years.

Part-year Residents: You will only be taxed on the income received after the date that you moved to Minster. When filing your first return it will be necessary to attach both your W-2 and a year to date pay statement (provided by your employer), as of the beginning date of your residency.

Credit: Credit will be given for taxes paid to another city up to 1.5% on those wages that taxes were paid to another city. Credit will be given to Sub Chapter S shareholders when the company paid the municipal tax at the corporate level.

Extensions: Extensions are granted for the filing of tax information when a Federal Extension has been granted. A copy of the Federal Extension must be attached when filing your local return. 100% of the prior year's liability or 90% of the current year's tax liability must be paid by the original due date of the tax return (April 15). Payments in excess of 10% of the tax liability received after April 15 will result in penalty charges being assessed. All payments made after April 15 will incur interest charges.

Payments and Refunds: Payments of $10.01 or more are due and payable by April 15 of each year. Refunds will not be issued for $10.00 or less.

Due Date: The filing deadline is April 15 of each year. Returns postmarked on April 16 and thereafter will be assessed penalty and interest. Penalty is 15% of the tax due, interest is 0.42% per month and a late filing fee of $25.00 per month up to $150.00.

Assistance: Any questions can be directed to our office. Our hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are located at 106 E Spring St. in St. Marys, Ohio and our phone number is (419) 394-3303 option 2. 

Click here for a printed version of the regulations.  (Note:  A printed version will be included in your November utility bill.)

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