Income Taxes - RITA beginning January 2024


Beginning January 2024, our income taxes will be managed by the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA).  They will have online services available for any questions and you are welcome to stop in the village office as well.

A welcome letter will be coming out to residents and businesses in December 2023.  A sample of the letter is shown below:

Effective January 1, 2024, the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) will begin collecting municipal income tax for the Village of Apple Creek. 

What is the Regional Income Tax Agency, also referred to as RITA?

Formed in 1971, RITA is a governmental agency established under Chapter 167 of the Ohio Revised Code to administer municipal income tax for cities and villages throughout the State of Ohio. 

RITA’s shared services offer municipalities a comprehensive, efficient and effective solution for income tax collection that results in cost savings and increased tax collections. 

Why is RITA sending you a letter?

The Village of Apple Creek chose RITA to administer its municipal income tax collections for its ability to offer residents and businesses free online services and its ability to maximize the Village’s collection efforts.  RITA will be responsible for the administration and collection of all municipal income taxes and will serve the Village of Apple Creek in this capacity.

What do you need to do?

For Residents:

After January 1, 2024, all Apple Creek tax payments and tax returns for current and prior tax years, are to be sent to RITA.  We encourage you to utilize RITA’s free and simple online services, FastFile, FastPay, and MyAccount to file and pay your municipal income tax.  Beginning January 1, 2024, residents will have access to RITA’s FastFile and FastPay applications – with no login, user ID or password needed. Beginning February 1st , residents will have access to RITA’s MyAccount applications. Visit to access FastFile, FastPay, MyAccount and tax forms.

For Businesses:

If you have an existing account with RITA and are already remitting withholding taxes for another RITA municipality, simply add the Apple Creek withholding tax payment to the employer withholding return (Form 11).  Beginning February 1, businesses will have access to RITA’s MyAccount applications. Visit to access MyAccount and other tax forms.

Your account number is located at the top of this letter and should be used when contacting RITA or submitting payments or forms.

If you have any questions regarding your Village of Apple Creek income tax, please contact RITA’s customer service representatives at 800-860-7482.


Dorrie Miller, Fiscal Officer/ Tax Administrator                                                       Amy Arrighi, Executive Director

Village of Apple Creek                                                                                              Regional Income Tax Agency