Improving Services to Jackson Citizens
The Treasurer's Office is always seeking ways to improve services to the citizens of Jackson. We initiated the e-payment system for paying water bills and tax bills. You are now able to pay your bills by credit card on the Internet.
There is a convenience fee of 3% for using your credit card. The fee goes directly to the card company to cover their costs, and not to the city. Many people have used this service for paying their bills, and have found it to be very convenient.
Of course, you may still pay your taxes and water bills in person at our office or send them through the mail. You will be cordially greeted by our professional staff and taken care of in a timely manner. Our staff is cross-trained for all transactions in the office, and is knowledgeable about most questions people usually have concerning city government. We are located on the 1st floor of City Hall.
Our office sends out over 16,000 real and personal property tax statements to citizens twice a year. Summer property tax bills can be paid in full by July 31 or in 5 installments by the 20th of the month, starting in July through November. Winter tax bills are payable in full from December 1 through February 14.
Since 1970, the City of Jackson is one of 22 cities that have a local income tax. Any citizen of Jackson that makes over $600 a year must file a form and pay 1% to the city. All non-residents that work in the city must file and pay ½ of 1% to our city. All corporations and partnerships are subject to the 1% tax. Our office handles over 30,000 income tax forms a year.
Income Tax Forms
All income tax forms are audited for accuracy. Forms are available at our office or by clicking on the "income tax forms" link listed above.
Income Tax Extension for 2020 Taxes
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date for 2020 returns has been automatically extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021.
The City of Jackson will be following the IRS based on City Income Tax Act Sec 141.664 Sec 64. The Income Tax Administrator will be extending the due date for 2020 returns from April 30 to June 1, 2021 (May 31 is the Memorial Day holiday).
Taxpayers can defer 2020 income tax payments due on April 30, 2021 to June 1, 2021 without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This means we will give all Jackson taxpayers until June 1 to file and pay 2020 tax returns. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations, and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax. This deferment does not apply to any withholding taxes or first quarter estimated tax for tax year 2021.
Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call us to qualify for this automatic tax filing and payment relief.
There will not be any penalty or interest on tax due unless it was for failure to make estimated payments. At this time estimated payment due dates have not been changed or moved but we will update this as we get information from the IRS.