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 ***Click Here to eFile your City of Forest Park Taxes***

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. 

 

***UPDATE***

*The City of Forest Park's interest rate, beginning January 1, 2019 is 7% per annum on all unpaid income tax, unpaid estimated income tax, and unpaid withholding tax.

Past annual interest rates:  2018 & 2017 was 6%; 2016 was 5%

*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 receive a credit up to 25% of that city's tax rate.

RIGHT CLICK HERE AND CLICK "SAVE LINK AS" for a 2018 W-2 Calculating Tool to assist you in estimating your Forest Park balance due for 2018 and your 2019 Estimated Tax Payments.

 
How to use the Calculating Tool
 
The following video was produced to work for a 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 25% vs 75% in 2013.
 
 

The filing deadline for 2018 is APRIL 15TH, 2019, the same due date as the Internal Revenue Service.  Payment of the prior year's balance in full and the first quarter estimated payment for the current year are all due by April 15, 2019.

The normal tax return filing due date is April 15th or 3½ months following the year-end, if that date falls on business workday (Monday through Friday).  If April 15th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the tax due date will change to the next business day following the federal holiday of Emancipation Day celebrated on April 16th.

Usually if April 15th falls on Saturday, then the filing deadline will be April 18th, and if it falls on Sunday then the filing deadline will be April 17th.

Quarterly estimated tax payments for individuals should be made on April 15th, June 15th, October 15th, and January 15th for a year ending December 31st.  Interest and penalties may be applied for failure to make quarterly payments.

Quarterly estimated tax payments for businesses should be made on April 15th, June 15th, October 15th, and December 15th for a year ending December 31st.  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.

 

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Forest Park eFile Page

Hours of Operation:

Non-Tax Season (April 16 - January 31):
  • The Forest Park Income Tax Office is open year round for taxpayer assistance Monday thru Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.  The only exception is on the third Thursday of May, June, July, August, September, October and November (May 16th, June 20th, July 18th, August 15th, September 19th, October 17th, November 21st and January 16th, 2020) when the Income Tax Office hours are 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM.
Tax Season Hours (February 1 - April 15):
  • During the tax season from February 1st -April 15th, the Tax Office is open daily Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.  The only exception is on the third Thursday of February and March (February 21st and March 21st) when the Income Tax Office hours are 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM.

Tax Season Extended Hours (only in April):

  • Mondays and Thursdays (April 1, April 4, April 8, April 11, & April 15, 2019) from 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturdays (April 6 and April 13, 2019) from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Holidays (Office Closed):

  • New Year's Day (January 1st)
  • Martin Luther King Day (January 21st)
  • Memorial Day (May 27th)
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Labor Day (September 2nd)
  • Columbus Day (October 14th)
  • Thanksgiving (November 28th)
  • Day After Thanksgiving (November 29th)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24th)
  • Christmas (December 25th)
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Related Pages of Interest

2018 Business Tax Return2018 Business Tax Return2018 Residential Income Tax Flier
Tax Year 2018 and After Tax Ordinance2018 Individual Return Package2017 Business Return
2018 Individual Extension Request2017 Business Extension Request2017 W-2 Calculating Tool
2018 Monthly Withholding Coupons (W1)2018 Quarterly Withholding Coupons (W1)2017 Withholding Reconciliation (W-3) Form
2016 Business Return Package2016 Business Extension Request2017 Monthly Withholding Coupon (W1)
2017 Quarterly Withholding Coupons (W1)
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