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Tax Department

Like most communities in this area, Forest Park has an earnings tax which covers wages, salaries, commissions or any other compensation earned by residents, including rents from property or any net profits from businesses. Anyone employed or generating earnings within Forest Park is covered by this tax.  Beginning January 1, 2014, the tax rate is 1.5% with a credit of 25% given for taxes paid to another municipality with a maximum credit of .375% of wages.  Please go the the Tax Department page for further information.  This earnings tax is the City's main source of income. 



*The City of Forest Park's interest rate, beginning January 1, 2017 is 6% per annum on all unpaid income tax, unpaid estimated income tax, and unpaid withholding tax.

*Effective 1/1/2014, residents receive 25% credit for taxes paid to other municipalities. This allows for a maximum credit of .375% of taxes paid to another municipality based on a tax rate of 1.5% or higher. If the tax rate of the other municipality is less than 1.5%, the taxpayer would only receive a credit up to 25% of that city's tax rate.


Please stay tuned as more information will follow and all documents and correspondence will be updated accordingly.
How to use the Calculating Tool
The following video was produced to work with your 2013 Forest Park Tax Return.  For 2014 and beyond, it works the same way but calculates differently.  The allowable credit for taxes paid to another municipality is only 25% vs 75% in 2013.
Annual tax returns are due from residents and businesses on or before April 15 of each year (except when indicated otherwise), or three and one half months following fiscal year-end. Payment of the prior year's balance and the first quarterly estimated payment are due at this time. Quarterly payments should be made on April 15, July 31, October 31 and January 31 for a year ending December 31. Interest and penalties may be applied for failure to make quarterly payments.



Call the tax office at (513) 595-5211 to request the necessary forms. We have all our income tax forms, both personal and business, as well as estimated tax payment vouchers, available for download and printing below. You may also electronically file your return by clicking on the link below.


 Forest Park eFile





Forest Park eFile Page

Hours of Operation:

Non-Tax Season (April 19 - February 28)
  • The Forest Park Income Tax Office is open year round for taxpayer assistance on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Tax Season Hours (March 1 - April 18):
  • During the tax season from March 1st -April 18th, the Tax Office is open daily Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, with additional extended hours and days in April as follows:
    • Mondays and Thursdays (April 3, April 6, April 10, April 13, & April 17, 2016) from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    • Saturdays (April 8 and April 15, 2016) from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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Related Pages of Interest

2017 Withholding Reconciliation (W-3) Form2018 Quarterly Withholding Coupons (W1)2018 Monthly Withholding Coupons (W1)
2017 Quarterly Withholding Coupons (W1)2017 Monthly Withholding Coupon (W1)2016 Business Extension Request
2016 Individual Extension Request2016 Business Return Package2016 Individual Return Package
2016 W-2 Calculating Tool2016 Withholding Reconciliation Form2016 Electronic Filing of W-2 Instructions
Taxpayer Bill of Rights2016 NEW Tax Ordinance2014 Comprehensive Financial Report (CAFR)
2014 Individual Extension Request
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