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Individuals - Filing
Who must file a RITA tax return?
Resident individuals, 18 years of age and older, even if no tax is due.
Non-resident individuals who have earned income in a RITA municipality that is not subject to employer withholding.
Non-resident individuals who conduct business in a RITA municipality, even if no tax is due.
NOTE: Exceptions to the 18 years of age or older exemption exist. For more information, visit the RITA Member List, click on your municipality and select the Special Notes section that relates to the appropriate tax year.
How do I file an Extension?
For taxpayers on a federal extension, a separate request for a municipal extension is not required. Submit a copy of the federal extension with the filing of the extended municipal return.
Please remember that an extension only extends the time allowed to file an annual return, not the time allowed for payment.
I am retired, do I need to file a RITA tax return?
Retired individuals with no taxable income (for example W2 wages or Schedule E income) are required to file an Exemption Form and attach a copy of page 1 of their Federal 1040 return. An Exemption form is only required for the first year that this applies.
You are required to resume filing Form 37 if your status changes and you receive taxable income.
I attend college in a NON-RITA municipality, but use my parents' address for mailing purposes. Do I need to file a RITA tax return?
Yes, unless you can provide proof that you have changed your permanent residence to your school address. Acceptable proof may include a copy of your driver's license showing school address or first page of your Federal tax return.
I moved during the year, do I need to file?
Yes; you must allocate your taxes based on actual income earned for the time you resided in each municipality.
I worked in a RITA municipality, but I do not live in a RITA municipality. Do I need to file?
You must file if your employer did not fully withhold for the municipality or municipalities in which you worked in, OR if you earned non-wage income within a RITA municipality.
Do I receive credit for taxes paid to other municipalities?
It depends on your resident municipality.
Click on the Tax Rates Table to determine the credit available, if any, in your resident municipality.
I cannot pay my taxes in full, can I get on a payment plan?
Yes. If your account reflects “filed balances” due of $250 or more, you may request a payment plan. In order to qualify as a “filed balance”, the tax return for the tax year or years that you owe at least $250 MUST already be filed with RITA.
I need to amend my original return. What should I do?
You may obtain a tax form for the tax year you are amending HERE. Check the box in upper-right hand corner of the form to indicate that it is an amended return. You may amend a prior year’s tax return within three years of the date that the original return was filed.
What document(s) do I need to provide when I file?
If you eFile no documentation is required at the time of filing. Documentation may be requested by RITA upon review of your filing.
If you are filing a paper return you will be required to submit the following forms and schedules, as applicable to your taxable income for the tax year: W-2 Form(s); Federal Form 1040; 1099 Form(s); Federal Schedule A; Federal Schedule C; Federal Schedule E; Federal Schedule F; Federal Schedule K-1(s); and Federal Form 2106.