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Change in filing due date for employee withholding. 
Withholding remittance and payment must be received no later than the 15th of the month following the reporting period.

Changes in monthly and quarterly withholding thresholds.
Employers must remit monthly if withholding in the previous calendar year exceeded $2,399 or if the amount required to be withheld during any month of the previous calendar quarter exceeded $200.

Employers can remit quarterly if their withholdings are under the threshold described for monthly filers.

Changes in penalty and interest rates.
Late filing penalty is $25/month per return (capped at $150/return) regardless of liability.  The penalty is one-time $500 for casino operators and lottery sales agents.

Late payment penalty on withholding is a one-time 50% penalty of the unpaid balance at the time payment is due.

Late payment penalty on unpaid income tax and unpaid estimated income tax is a one-time 15% of the amount not timely paid.

Interest will be calculated at the July federal short-term interest rate plus 5%.  For 2016 returns, paid in 2016, the monthly interest rate is 0.42%. The yearly interest rate is 5.00%.

E-Filing For Your City Taxes

The Parma Tax Department now offers online Tax Connect. You are able to check and see what payments and/or credit you have on your current or past tax years. You are also able to fill out, file, and if need be pay your taxes on-line. Also, please feel free to call us anytime at 440-885-8045 or e-mail us at Click the link below to get started. Also on February 11, 2016, we will be offering City of Parma Electronic Tax Filing classes at Parma City Hall from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Tax Connect Online!

Click the link below to enter the website.
The City of Parma Accepts Master Card & Visa Credit/Debit Cards For Payment


Attention Business Withholders - ACH Credit Electronic Filing

The Parma Tax Department is pleased to offer a new ACH Credit Electronic Filing Program for Withholding Tax. In an effort to be more efficient and more business friendly we are offering electronic filings for withholding tax.

Benefits to you:

The ACH Credit Program is available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week and your payments are processed conveniently and accurately via electronic funds transfer.


To file using the ACH Credit Program, please contact your bank to ensure they can process ACH credit transactions.


To register complete and mail or fax an ACH Credit Authorization Form.

Tax Rate

Effective January 1, 2007, the City of Parma tax rate is 2.5%.

For all employers who have employees working in Parma, you or your payroll service must withhold 2.5% for Parma City Income Tax on all wages issued on or after January 1, 2007.

Tax Credit

Effective January 1, 2007 Parma’s tax credit for those residents working outside of Parma is 100% of 2% but it cannot exceed the employment city tax rate.

For those employers that do a voluntary withholding of residence tax, see Chart A below for rates.

 Chart A
Work City
Tax Rate (%)
 0.00  0.50  1.00  1.35  1.50  1.75  2.00  2.25  2.50  2.85  3.00
Due To
Parma (%)
 2.50  2.00  1.50  1.15  1.00  0.75  0.50  0.50  0.50  0.50  0.50

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call (440) 885-8045 and ask for a tax auditor.

Who Should File

The City of Parma has a 2.5% city income tax with 100% credit of 2% but it cannot exceed the employment city tax rate. Every resident 18 years of age or older and not retired, is required to file a City of Parma annual tax return. If you are not sure if you should file an income tax return or if your income is city taxable please contact the Tax Department.

Extended Tax Hours and Due Date

The Tax Department is open daily, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will also be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on April 5, 7, 12, 14 and 18. The Tax Department will prepare City of Parma income tax forms for free any time during office hours. Taxpayers will need to bring the following items with them to the tax office: the pre-printed tax form which was sent out in January and all W-2's, 1099's, any relevant schedules, etc. and proof of payment to any other cities if necessary.


 Downloadable Tax Forms
 2003  1040 for 2003 Direction Guide
 1040 for 2003 Page1
 1040 for 2003 Page2
 2003 Reconciliation Withheld

 2004  1040 for 2004 Direction Guide
 1040 for 2004
 2004 Reconciliation Withheld

 2005  1040 for 2005 Direction Guide
 1040 for 2005
 2005 Reconciliation Withheld

 2006  1040 for 2006 Direction Guide
 1040 for 2006
 2006 Reconciliation Withheld

 2007  1040 for 2007 Direction Guide
 1040 for 2007
 2007 Reconciliation Withheld

 2008  1040 for 2008 Direction Guide
 1040 for 2008
 2008 Reconciliation Withheld

 2009  1040 for 2009 Direction Guide
 1040 for 2009
 2009 Reconciliation Withheld

 2010  1040 for 2010 Direction Guide
 1040 for 2010
 2010 Reconciliation Withheld

 2011  1040 for 2011 Direction Guide
 1040 for 2011
 2011 Reconciliation Withheld

 2012 1040 for 2012 Direction Guide 
1040 for 2012  
2012 Reconciliation Withheld


1040 for 2013 Directions 
1040 for 2013 
2013 Reconciliation Withheld


1040 for 2014 Directions 
1040 for 2014 
2014 Reconciliation Withheld  


1040 for 2015 Directions
1040 for 2015
2015 Quarterly Withholding Form 
2015 Reconciliation Withheld 

2016  2016 Estimate Form
Individual Registration Form 
2016 Monthly Withholding Form
2016 Quarterly Withholding Form
2016 Treasurer's Report
Business Registration
Refund Request
ACH Enrollment Form

Documents are in Adobe PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Reader Software to view these documents. You can download the software using this link.


6611 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129


8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


(440) 885-8045
Fax (440) 885-8044  

Quick Links

Tax Connect Online 
Tax Rate 
Tax Credit 
Who Should File 
Extended Tax Hours and Due Date 
Downloadable Tax Forms