Joint Economic Development Zone
State law requires a partnering jurisdiction to implement any earnings tax for townships. Springfield Township's partnering jurisdiction is Mt. Healthy. The collection of the tax will be conducted by the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA), as it is the contracted agent for tax collection with Mt. Healthy. All businesses and/or employers located within the JEDZ is responsible for withholding a one and one-half percent (1.5%) earnings tax on the wages of all employees working in the Zone effective August 1, 2014. Additionally, businesses are responsible for the payment of a one and one-half percent (1.5%) earnings tax on the net profits attributable to the business located in the Zone effective August 1, 2014.
Residents of Springfield Township, who work in Springfield Township may apply to the Springfield Township CIC for a grant at the end of the year in the full amount paid to the JEDZ.
Residents who do not work in Springfield Township are not affected by the JEDZ tax.
Why Was The JEDZ Created?
Learn why the JEDZ was proposed in Springfield Township.Link to page
Residential Incentive Grant
The Springfield Township Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) administers and awards the Residential Incentive Grant Program which provides grants, upon application and qualifications by residents and resident business owners, equal to the earnings tax paid by Township residents who work in the JEDZ or JEDD territories and a grant equal to the net business profits tax paid by businesses which are owned principally (50% or more) by Township residents and which are located in the JEDZ or JEDD territories of Springfield Township.Link to page