Mandatory Filing

Current Tax Rate: 2.25%

Mandatory Filing Affects Every Resident

The City of Kettering has a mandatory filing requirement which means that all residents of the City of Kettering (18 years of age and older) are required to file a city income tax return with the Tax Division on an annual basis. The mandatory filing requirement went into effect beginning with returns for tax year 2012. Mandatory filing also applies to persons who in the past did not have to file a return with Kettering because they had Kettering tax fully withheld from their wages.

The term “resident” applies to anyone whose permanent legal residence is located in the City of Kettering. This includes persons who own their homes and those who rent the apartment or home in which they live. If you have questions about your residency status, please contact the Tax Division.

Exceptions To Mandatory Filing Requirement

Permanently retired or permanently disabled persons with only non-taxable income for city purposes (such as social security, pensions, interest, and dividends) may file for a permanent exemption from the mandatory filing requirement by completing the Declaration of Exemption Return.

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