RITA Subpoenas

RITA SUBPOENAS SERVED TO NILES RESIDENTS

RITA SUBPOENAS SERVED TO NILES RESIDENTS

A NOTICE FROM THE CITY OF NILES TREASURER’S OFFICE:

 

Yesterday, August 27, 2019 approximately 2,910 administrative subpoenas were mailed to taxpayers that neglected to file municipal income tax returns for Niles, Ohio.  All of the taxpayers that will receive the subpoenas this week were first issued a non-filing notice and were given an opportunity to respond before a subpoena was issued.

 

Taxpayers can avoid an appearance by simply e-filing returns at: www.ritaohio.com, mailing or faxing to RITA the documents listed on the administrative subpoena. 

Please do not call the Niles Treasurer’s Office since we no longer have an Income Tax Division.

 

Residents who did not file income taxes with the Regional Income Tax Authority or the former Niles City Income Tax office will be issued subpoenas for the special program.

A few months ago approximately 4,000 letters were mailed out by RITA to Niles residents who failed to file municipal income tax returns. Some of the residents who had not filed tax returns have ignored or disregarded previous notification attempts. The letters instructed taxpayers about the procedure and what documents they will need to provide. RITA is now past that period of letter notification.

We are aware that some of the non-filers will be seniors who don’t owe taxes but are required to file the necessary forms. RITA representatives will meet with residents, go over the tax paperwork and set up a payment program if needed.

Those that receive subpoenas will have the option to file the required tax returns on the RITA website, mail required documents to RITA, fax income tax returns or meet with Auditors at our scheduled filing days of September 16-18, 2019 at the Niles Wellness Center Conference Room from 9:00 am -5:00 pm.

Recipients of the subpoena program do not have to appear if they complete one of the two options mentioned above, before the scheduled date to appear on the subpoena.

If residents fail to appear for the subpoena program, RITA will then take court action.

Since the Niles Treasurer’s Office no longer has an Income Tax Staff or Department, please call or direct your inquiries as listed below:

MAIL TO:                                                             FAX TO:                                                OR CALL:

The Compliance Department 198

Regional Income Tax Agency

PO BOX 470538

Broadview Heights, OH  44147-0538       OR  Fax to: 440-922-3510      OR  Call: 1-800-860-7482  EXT: 5002

 

Thank you,

Steve Telego, Sr.

Treasurer