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City Hall Main Entrance First Floor
201 W Poplar Street
Sidney, OH 45365
Phone (937) 498-8111

Lesley Schweitzer
Tax Administrator
Phone: (937)498-8111
Fax: (937)498-8149

  • How do I pay taxes electronically?

    NOTE: Beginning with 2016 Withholding Semi-Monthly payers are required to submit electronic payments.

    You can make an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) of money from one financial institution to another through either ACH Debit or ACH Credit.

    ACH (Automated Clearing House) is a nationwide network used by the Federal Reserve to handle electronic payments. Electronic payments are a safe and efficient way to make tax payments.

    There are two basic methods of paying by EFT – ACH Debit and ACH Credit.

    When you use ACH Debit, you authorize how much and when the City can take money from your bank account to pay your taxes.

    When you use ACH Credit, you tell your bank how much and when to send money to the City to pay your taxes.

  • Tell me more about each method . .

    ACH Debit
    The City of Sidney accepts ACH Debits via the Ohio Business Gateway (OBG). OBG is a nationally-recognized, collaborative initiative of state and local government agencies. OBG’s electronic filing services offer Ohio's businesses a time- and money-saving online filing and payment system. OBG provides businesses with an easier means to comply with tax filing requirements. It reduces or eliminates the postage expenses, repetitious data entry, mathematical mistakes, and potential for overlooking required data that typically accompany paper-based methods.

    You may utilize ACH Debit to pay for the following taxes:
      Business Income (Net Profits) Taxes
        Estimated payments
        Payment made with filing of annual return
      Employer semi-monthly, monthly or quarterly withholding payments


ACH Debit is typically free. Neither the City of Sidney nor OBG charge additional fees for its use. Verify your fee structure with your own particular financial institution.

To sign up for ACH Debit, simply log on to the Ohio Business Gateway website at:

If paying by ACH Debit (via the Ohio Business Gateway), you won’t need to file any additional paperwork with the City of Sidney for the following:
  Business Income (Net Profits) Taxes
    Estimated Payments
    Extension Requests
  Employer Withholding Taxes
    Semi-Montly, Monthly, and Quarterly Withholding Returns and Payments

ACH Credit
The ACH Credit Program permits you, as a taxpayer, to electronically pay (1) your semi-monthly, monthly, or quarterly withholding tax payments, and/or (2) your quarterly estimated tax payments (for your business income (net profits) taxes). You are able to select the settlement date on which your remittance will be deducted from your bank account. With this program, you will need to contact your bank to have them send the funds to the City of Sidney.

Further, if you are able to transmit certain Required Addendum Information along with your electronic payment, you will satisfy your coupon filing requirement as well. Only the Annual Withholding Reconciliation (Form KW-3) and W-2's need to be filed with the City; all semi-monthly, monthly, or quarterly withholding returns and payments are transmitted electronically.

Annual Income (Net Profits) Tax Returns must be submitted to the City of Sidney in paper form along with all supporting schedules, forms, and statements.

The City of Sidney does not charge any fees for its use. Bank fees for ACH Credits vary, depending on your bank. Some banks offer software that allows you to initiate your own payments from your computer. Others process the ACH Credits for you.

To sign up to pay by ACH Credit, view our file layout specifications that you will need for preparation of your ACH credit file transmissions.





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