The Regional Income Tax Agency provides services to collect income tax for municipalities in the State of Ohio. RITA's Board of Trustees is authorized to administer and enforce the income tax laws of each of the participating municipalities. However, each municipal corporation retains its right to administer and enforce its own income tax laws concurrently with the Board.
RITA offers comprehensive tax collection from registration through litigation.
The Regional Income Tax Agency, known as “RITA” was formed in 1971 to administer the income tax ordinance of any Ohio municipality (city or village in Ohio) that joins the Agency through the Regional Council of Governments (RCOG). Although not every Ohio municipality is a RCOG member, currently over 300 Ohio cities and villages (approximately 50% of Ohio municipalities with an income tax) utilize RITA to handle their municipal income tax collection and enforcement efforts.
RCOG and Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) founded.
First office opens in Brooklyn Heights, OH.
44 RCOG member municipalities are served.
RITA collects and distributes over $18 million.
Office moves to current Brecksville, OH location.
50th member municipality joins RCOG.
Central OH office opens in Upper Arlington, OH.
100th member municipality joins RCOG.
RITA collects and distributes over $500 million and RITA introduces electronic filing.
Youngstown, OH office opens at 20 Federal Plaza.
Lake County, OH office opens at Mentor Municipal Center.
RITA is approved to receive Federal Tax Information (FTI) on behalf of current and future member municipalities.
Central OH office moves to current Worthington, OH location.
Cleveland Heights office opens at Cleveland Heights City Hall.
200th member municipality joins RCOG.
RITA collects and distributes over $1 billion.
Tax professionals can file individual returns w/ RITA via MeF.
Youngstown, OH office moves to current location at 2761 Salt Springs Rd.
300th member joins RCOG.
RITA collects and distributes $1.5 billion (projected).
Tax professionals can file 2018 net profit return w/ RITA via MeF.
The Regional Income Tax Agency, familiar to most people as RITA, acts on behalf of more than 300 of Ohio's cities and villages, representing approximately 50% of the State. You'll find our member municipalities in the majority of Ohio's counties; benefiting rural, suburban and urban communities alike. Cutting edge technology and best practice security provide our RITA members with advantages and tools like electronic filing, proprietary RITAX software, online real time access, and latest security best practice standards.