The City of Bowling Green tax filing due date has been extended to May 17, 2021 for 2020 tax returns.
The Bowling Green Income Tax Division requires a copy of your Federal tax return (Form 1040) and all W-2s. If you are claiming Bowling Green withholding or a credit for taxes paid to another municipality, your W-2 needs to report this withholding.
Income tax filings may be turned in using the drop box located outside the building or mailed in. Staff will frequently check the drop box throughout the business day (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm).
The payment for any tax due can be submitted separately. There is no requirement that states that the payment for the tax due must accompany the Bowling Green tax return. The tax due simply needs to be paid by the May 17, 2021 due date – the date is determined by the date postmarked on the envelope.
Those who are planning to file income tax returns in person are strongly encouraged to do so well in advance of the May 17th deadline.
Historically, the Income Tax Division assists numerous taxpayers on the due date. Social distancing practices may prevent the division from serving many visitors safely and effectively with the same prompt service to which our taxpayers are accustomed. Taxpayers need to expect a line, slower one customer at a time service, and limited access to the Division’s counter. Each visitor is required to wear a mask during their visit and to maintain six feet of social distancing from fellow taxpayers.
The Income Tax Division is encouraging taxpayers to prepare their own Bowling Green tax returns. Taxpayers are encouraged to save the form to their computer and then open the form with adobe acrobat. The form does NOT calculate total income or tax due. The forms may also be printed, and the information entered by hand. Those needing assistance may also call 419-354-6212 instead of coming in.
Forms can be downloaded from our website: FORMS
Need help completing your forms? Call 419.354.6212
A list of Frequently Asked Questions is provided below and may help provide some guidance.
Taxpayers can avoid postage by using the drop box located outside the City Administration Building at 304 North Church Street. The drop box is located on the east side of the building and has a dedicated slot for the Income Tax Division.
Tax Rate and Filing Information
Employers may make Bowling Green Ohio city withholding tax reports and payments via the Ohio Business Gateway. For more information, please visit the Ohio Business Gateway’s website at http://www.munitax.obg.ohio.gov or call the city income tax office at (419) 354-6288.
Bowling Green does not accept electronically filed tax returns. A hard copy of your return must be submitted. A copy of all W-2s and a copy of your Federal tax return are required to be submitted with your City of Bowling Green return.
General Tax Information: Office Hours Mon – Fri 8:00am – 4:30pm EST
For all calendar year filers, returns are due May 17. If the return is made for a fiscal year or any period of less than a year, the return shall be filed within three and one half (3 1/2) months from the end of each fiscal year or other period.
The Ohio Department of Taxation website is www.tax.ohio.gov
* The above information is believed to be accurate, but it is not guaranteed. The City of Bowling Green disclaims liability for any errors or omissions. If in doubt: call, write, fax, e-mail or visit.