Local options still available for tax filing


By Jennifer Woods - jwoods@aimmediamidwest.com



The deadline to file taxes, including city taxes, is coming up on July 15.

The initial deadline for filing was extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are different options for those still needing to file their federal and state returns, one of which is with Second Chance Learning Center. Those needing to file city taxes should do so through the city tax department.

Second Chance Learning Center is located at 420 W. Oakland Ave. in Washington C.H. According to Chiquita Nash, Second Chance program director, there is a new system this year that allows them to do basically anyone’s taxes at no cost.

It’s preferred for people to call ahead and make appointments for the tax service as it’s getting closer to the deadline.

“If they live in town, we want them to drop them off. We’ll do them, and then they can pick them back up,” said Nash.

By doing taxes this way for locals, it would help keep down the number of people within the building at once.

In order to have the taxes done, the following information is needed, according to Nash: the name of everyone going on the tax return (dependents, spouse, those being claimed), birthdays, phone number, banking information for direct deposit (or a check can be used), a correct address, and the school district.

To reach Second Chance, call 740-620-4133.

So far, approximately 50 percent of Washington C.H. residents have filed city taxes.

In order to file city taxes, residents are being asked to prepare the necessary documents and either mail them into the tax department or place them in the city administration drop box.

According to the city website, to file, a completed City of Washington income tax return is required. Documents must include a copy of the filer(s) 2019 Federal 1040 (plus applicable schedules and W-2’s).

To mail, send the documents to the Tax Department, 117 N. Main St., WCH, Ohio 43160. To use the drop box, enclose the documents into an envelope marked “Income Tax Department” and place it in the drop box at the City Administration Building, 105 N. Main St.

“Filing before the (July) 15th deadline would be wise in order to avoid inconvenience,” explained City Manager Joe Denen. “A lot of people still need to file, please consider avoiding the rush.”

Reach Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355 or on Twitter @JennMWoods.

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By Jennifer Woods

jwoods@aimmediamidwest.com