In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Canton city income tax filing and payment deadline is automatically extended from April 15, 2020 until July 15, 2020.

The extension also applies estimated tax payments for tax year 2020 that are due on April 15, 2020 and June 15, 2020.

Canton taxpayers are encouraged to file their return and any 2020 Declarations of Estimated tax, timely. Yes, the extension will eliminate the accrual of any penalties and interest on non-delinquent balances, throughout the period as extended.

Still, if taxpayers can, they are encouraged first of all to file any return(s) timely and, secondly, make any payments or reduced payments as they are able.

The filing and payment extension does NOT apply to payroll taxes withheld from employees' pay. Delinquent withholdings immediately will be subject to fines, penalties and interest, and will be pursued aggressively by the Canton City Income Tax Department.

The City Income Tax Department, is closed to public walk-ins. Treasurer Perez will re-evaluate the situation on July 15, 2020.

Auditors will still be available to taxpayers via the telephone (330) 430-7900 and by e-mail The tax department staff continues to be accessible, specifically to assist any Canton city income taxpayer with the preparation and filing of their city income tax returns by phone, to arrange and accept payments, and to respond to audit inquiries.

Additionally, taxes can be filed online at Online filing and payment applications will accommodate all users regardless of IE, Firefox, or Chrome browsers.

Payments still may be made through an electronic funds withdrawal from a checking account or with a credit card.

All forms are available for download in .pdf format for those who prefer to file manually on paper, and remit by check. There also will be a secure dropbox available at the City Office Building entrance, at 424 Market Ave., N.

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