Tax Information

Property Taxes

Property taxes are billed and collected by the county auditor. The City of Canal Winchester is located within Franklin and Fairfield counties. Please contact the appropriate county auditor with any questions related to property tax rates, bills, or collection.

City Income Taxes

The City of Canal Winchester has a 2% income tax rate. This rate applies to individuals who work in the city as well as individuals who live in the city and work outside the city. The City of Columbus administers the city's income taxes on behalf of the City of Canal Winchester. Individuals or businesses looking for income tax information should contact the City of Columbus' Income Tax Division at 614-645-7370.

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019 - The City of Canal Winchester income tax will be collected by the Regional Income Tax Agency (R.I.T.A.) beginning January 1, 2019. Any income tax collections must be remitted to R.I.T.A. as of this date regardless of the collection period. Additional information will be made available in the coming months. Information regarding R.I.T.A. can be found on their website at

Interest Rate Notice for Tax Year 2018

The interest rate on unpaid taxes for tax year beginning January 1, 2018 will be 6% per annum. 

Ohio Revised Code Section 718.27 requires municipalities set the interest rate for delinquent unpaid tax liabilities at the federal short-term rate (rounded to the nearest whole number percent) plus 5 percent (5%). Interest shall be imposed per annum on all unpaid income tax, unpaid estimated income tax, and unpaid income tax withholding tax. The interest rate shall apply to the calendar year following the July of the year in which the federal short-term rate is determined. The interest rate must be posted by October 31st of each year.

The interest rate on unpaid taxes for tax years prior to 2016 will remain 18% per annum.

School District Income Taxes

There are two school districts located within the City of Canal Winchester.

Canal Winchester Local School District (2502) – 0.75%

Bloom-Carroll Local School District (2303) – 1.25%

School district income taxes are administered by the State of Ohio Department of Taxation. For more information regarding school district income taxes, please contact the individual district, call 1-800-282-1780, or visit