Income Tax Division

Close-up of an income tax return and application form.

Regional Income Tax Collection Agency (RITA)


The City of Fairborn began using the Regional Income Tax Collection Agency (RITA) to collect its municipal income tax in September 2007. RITA offers a full range of online filing and payment options for your convenience on the RITA Website. When sending by mail, all forms and payments should be mailed directly to RITA at the address on the form. All other correspondence should be sent to:

RITA
P.O. Box 47790
Broadview Heights, OH 44147-7900

For assistance, you may call RITA at 800-860-7482, or the City of Fairborn Income Tax Division at 937-754-3006. For more information, check out these RITA links:

Resident Information


The income tax rate for the City of Fairborn is 1.5%. The City of Fairborn levies a tax on salaries, wages, commissions and other compensation, as well as on net profits from business operations and rental activities.

Residents of Fairborn who do not have taxable income may file an exemption form with RITA. Complete Form 37B and indicate on page 2 why you qualify for an exemption, i.e. retired, active duty military, etc. After filing the exemption form, qualified residents will no longer be required to file a City of Fairborn tax return until their status changes (return to work, purchase a rental property, etc.).

Losses from business activities, including but not limited to rental property activity, self-employment, farm operations or farm rental activity, and partnership activity, may not be used to offset wage income. These business activities may be netted together to determine loss or gain, but any resulting loss may not reduce the tax liability on wage income.

A $25 penalty will be assessed for failing to file a required annual tax return by the due date of the return. This penalty is in addition to any other penalties that may apply.

Please Note


The information presented is to be used as general information for the public to secure a better understanding of the City Income Tax Division’s jurisdiction and requirements of the appropriate city ordinances. The information so contained will be updated as necessary for the general good of the public. For those who wish specific information, please contact the Income Tax Department.

For security reasons, we will not respond by email for requests for account-specific tax information. If you send an inquiry by email, please include a daytime phone number where you can be reached.