A three-quarter percent (.75%) municipal income tax is imposed on anyone who earns income in the City of Powell, and on Powell residents who earn income elsewhere but are not taxed at a local level, wherever the income is earned. A credit of one-quarter percent (.25%) is available for income earned elsewhere that has been taxed locally, for a net tax due to Powell of one-half percent (.50%).

Note: Not all Powell, Ohio addresses are within the City of Powell. To confirm residency, please call the City offices at 614.885.5380, ext. 0, or visit here

Estimated quarterly payments are required for individuals who have not had Powell taxes withheld from their income. To avoid possible penalties, these payments must begin within four-and-a-half months of becoming a resident of Powell.

The City of Powell income tax is collected by the Regional Income Tax Agency (R.I.T.A.). Tax information and forms are available at or by calling the local Columbus area branch of R.I.T.A. at 866.721.7482.

Interest Rates

Beginning with tax year 2018, the City of Powell along with other Ohio municipalities have a uniform interest rate formula.

Tax Year 2018 – 6%

How does this work? Visit here for more information.

Important Information for Tax Filers and Preparers

Taxpayer Rights and Responsibilities

Tax Ordinance for Tax Year 2015 and Prior Years

Property Tax

Information about Powell’s real estate valuation, tax rates and special assessments can be found on the Delaware County Auditor’s website.

The Delaware County Auditor collects property taxes and other real estate data for all government entities in our county, and distributes them on a semi-annual basis.

Business Tax

The City of Powell does not require a special business registration, but the State of Ohio does require a Vendor’s License and Business Registration in order to conduct sales.

Please refer to The Ohio Department of Taxation for more information.

Sales Tax

The sales tax in Delaware County is seven percent. 

Municipal Income Tax Changes (effective January 1, 2016)


The City of Powell amended its income tax code to include all the changes made by the Ohio Legislation through House Bill 5. The 130th General Assembly passed and Governor John Kasich signed into law Amended Substituted House Bill 5 in December, 2014 which mandates municipal income tax ordinances be amended in accordance with the provisions and limitations specified in Chapter 718 of the Ohio Revised Code. These changes take effect Jan. 1, 2016.

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