The Department of Finance is responsible for:
- Budgeting and Forecasting
- Accurate accounting of all receipts and disbursements
- Accurate accounting of all taxes and assessments
- Review and approval of all purchase orders
- Accurate accounting of all fixed assets
- Investment of city funds
- Debt Management
The municipal income tax rate for the City of Maple Heights is 2.5%. This tax is imposed on all salaries and compensations (Payroll Tax) and annual net profits of businesses. Residents receive a 100% credit for up to 2.5% income taxes paid up to another community. All residents are required to file a return whether or not they owe income tax. Residents are required to pay estimated taxes if the anticipated amount due is expected to equal or exceed $10.00. City tax returns are due April 15.
The Regional Income Collection Agency (R.I.T.A.) in Cleveland acts as administrator and enforcer of the city tax for Maple Heights and various other communities.
Please visit the RITA website at www.ritaohio.com or call them at 440-526-0900 for additional information regarding the city income tax. Also, FAQ’s about RITA can be accessed by CLICKING HERE
The Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office determines the value of real property, maintains all property records, bills and collects real property taxes on behalf of all taxing authorities that tax real property. Questions about property taxes and making property tax payments are handled by the Cuyahoga County Treasurer’s Office. Call the Treasurer’s Office at 216-443-7400.
Property taxes are billed by the County 2 times per year and are normally due in January and July. Property taxes are billed in the year following the tax year upon which the bill is based – for example, 2020 real property taxes are due in 2021. To find more information about a specific property, visit https://myplace.cuyahogacounty.us. You can search by property owner name, parcel number, or address.
Real Property located within the City of Maple Heights is taxed by 5 taxing authorities the Maple Heights City School District, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cuyahoga County, and the City of Maple Heights. Each taxing authority determines their own rate of taxation. Your tax bill will show the total property taxes, combining all 5 taxing authorities, and provides details for how the taxes are distributed.
Property taxes paid by a Maple Heights property owner are distributed approximately as follows:
63% – Maple Heights City School District
16% – Cuyahoga County
15% – City of Maple Heights
2% – Cuyahoga County Public Library
2% – Cleveland Metroparks
Find current property tax rates for the community at https://treasurer.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/community-tax-rates.aspx.
CHN’s Property Tax Assistance Program Designed to prevent displacement and foreclosure of homeowners when that default is due to an inability to pay property taxes due to a pandemic-related hardship. Funded by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) via U.S. Department of the Treasury, these funds are made available through the American Rescue Plan of 2021. Funds are currently available through December 31, 2022. Please see application here: CHN’s Property Tax Assistance Program
Senior Property Tax Loan Administered by ESOP, senior residents aged 55 and older and who are owner occupants may be eligible for a loan of up to $6,500 to catch up on their Cuyahoga County property taxes. For more information about eligibility and how to apply, visit https://esop-cleveland.org/SeniorPrograms/Senior-Property-Tax-Loan.html or call (216) 361-0718.