Income Tax

The Income Tax Department is responsible for

the collection, audit, and enforcement of the mandatory filing of one and a half percent (1.5%) municipal income tax pursuant to city code. The city collects tax revenue and reports the expenditures of public funds in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code and Port Clinton Charter.

The department is committed to assisting our customers with their income tax questions and concerns, and is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Appointments are not necessary for assistance.

Tax Commissioner

419-734-5522 ext. 235

Carmen Daft

Tax Clerk

419-734-5522 ext. 234

  • 8am – 4pm

Department of Taxation

2020 Annual Interest Rate is 7%

Interest shall be imposed on all unpaid tax, unpaid estimated income tax and unpaid employer withholding tax. The interest rate to be applied each calendar year is the federal short-term rate, rounded to the nearest whole number percent, plus 5%. The rate shall apply for the next calendar year following July of the year in which the federal short-term rate is determined under Section 1274 of the Internal Revenue Code.

  • Calendar Year 2019 Annual Interest Rate: 7% (0.58% per month)
  • Calendar Year 2018 Annual Interest Rate: 6% (0.5% per month)
  • Calendar Year 2017 Annual Interest Rate: 6% (0.5% per month)
  • Calendar Year 2016 Annual Interest Rate: 5% (0.42% per month)

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City of Port Clinton Ordinances

State Law

ORC 718_pre 2016 – (Operative until 01/01/2016)

ORC 718 (New) – (Operative as of 01/01/2016)

Section 183.03

“TAXPAYERS’ RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBLITIES” means the rights provided to taxpayers in sections 718.11, 718.12, 718.19, 718.23, 718.36, 718.37, 718.38, 5717.011, and 5717.03 of the Ohio Revised Code and any corresponding ordinances of the Municipality, and the responsibilities of taxpayers to file, report, withhold, remit, and pay municipal income tax and otherwise comply with Chapter 718 of the Ohio Revised Code and resolutions, ordinances, and rules adopted by a municipal corporation for the imposition and administration of a municipal income tax