The Finance Department is responsible for developing reports, issuing purchase orders, employee payroll and many other financial functions.
The department monitors the annual budget to ensure that expenditures will not exceed the budget, as authorized by Council. As the budget is developed, the Department is called upon by Council to provide a breakdown of costs so Council can decide how to allocate City resources.
Local taxes are processed by the Regional Income Tax Authority (RITA). Forms are available at the Finance Department; the income tax rate in Garfield Heights is 2% with a 100% credit (up to 2%).
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Assistance for Delinquent Property Taxes
Assistance is available for people unable to pay their property taxes through the Restoring Stability: Save the Dream Ohio Initiative. It is necessary that homeowners have a valid hardship issue to qualify for the program, which is being administered by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.
For information or registration, visit www.savethedream.ohio.gov or call 888-404-4674.