July 20, 2024

Rutland to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Village Income Tax

RUTLAND, Ohio – The Mayor and Village Council will hold the first public hearing on the implementation of a 1% Village income tax on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 6 p.m. at Rutland Civic Center.

A representative from the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) will be in attendance to introduce materials and answer questions asked by attendees.

The purpose of the hearing is to introduce the concept of a 1% Village income tax, explain the projected revenue, purpose and process and receive public opinion. If a 1% Village income tax is passed, for every $100 earned, $1 would be contributed to the Village, excluding exemptions.

At this time, there is no legislation pending before the Village Council to implement a 1% Village income tax. The Mayor and Village Council want to ensure the general public is first provided an opportunity to express concerns and ask questions.

The first hearing will be one of three public hearings to be held by the Village. Residents, business owners and those who work in the Village are encouraged to attend.

For questions, please contact the Mayor’s Office by calling (740) 742 2121.