Joint Economic Development Zone Tax

Business owners with companies located within Springfield Township's Joint Economic Development Zone (JEDZ) may download the required business tax forms from this web page. If you are an employee working in Springfield Township, you do not need any of these forms. Residents applying for the residential incentive grant should go to

Utilizing existing state law, Springfield Township residents voted on May 6, 2014 to establish a Joint Economic Development Zone (JEDZ). The creation of the JEDZ enables the implementation of an earnings tax on individuals working in the Zone and on the net profits of businesses located in the Zone. The designated Zone includes properties in Springfield Township where businesses are located and/or individuals work, excluding home-based businesses. The revenue generated through the JEDZ earnings tax will be used to continue current services and implement economic development initiatives for the improvement of existing commercial districts and the neighborhoods that support local businesses.  

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.  

If your business is within the Springfield Township JEDZ area you are required to register with the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) and withhold 1.5% of earnings for each employee. A Net Profit business filing is also required in order to ensure the 1.5% tax is paid for all net business profits.

To determine if your business is located within the Joint Economic Development Zone please review the JEDZ map here and/or call (513) 522-1410.

Here are the required RITA forms:
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Form 48 Business Registration
Form 27 Net Profit Tax Return
Form 27 Net Profit Instructions
Form 11 Employee’s Municipal Tax Withholding Statement
Form 17 Reconciliation of Income Tax Withheld and W-2 Transmittal

Contact Us

  1. If you have specific JEDZ tax questions, please contact the City of Mt. Healthy Tax Dept. and indicate you are located in the JEDZ area.

    Springfield Township / Mt. Healthy JEDZ Tax Information

    Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA)
    If you have questions regarding forms or procedures, contact RITA

    RITA Customer Service: 1-800-860-7482
    Visit the RITA website at:

    RITA’s secure lockbox center:
    P.O. Box 477900
    Broadview Hts., Ohio 44147-7900