Tax Delinquencies

The deadline for filing and paying Bedford Municipal Income Taxes is April 15th or the IRS tax filing deadline. Even though the City, as a courtesy, sends out monthly green and white colored Balance Due statements, accounts with balances after April 15th are considered PAST DUE and are subject to being sent to collections (which could result in a civil lawsuit filed by Keith D. Weiner & Associates Co, L.P.A. on behalf of the City of Bedford).  Once placed for collection, a 25% or 30% collection fee * is added to account balance per Bedford Codified Ordinances.  In addition to civil liability, the City of Bedford Tax Department may issue a criminal summons for failure to pay taxes at any time without further notice or demand.

TO AVOID ANY OF THESE CONSEQUENCES A TAX PAYER MUST:
  • Utilize and pay quarterly estimated taxes throughout the year (yellow/goldenrod and white colored estimated payments slips for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Quarter are mailed out in June, September and December).  This is the best way of avoiding past due/delinquent taxes.;
  • Pay the Past Due taxes (including any applicable accrued penalties and interest in full);or
  • Tax Payers with PAST DUE balances MUST contact the Tax Department to sign a short – term monthly payment agreement, usually 6 months or less. All payment plans are to be completed within 6 – 9 months prior to new Tax Year filings.  Tax Payers who fail to enter into a monthly payment agreement and/or fail to pay as agreed are subject to being placed with Keith D. Weiner & Associates Co., L.P.A. for collections as mentioned earlier.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FILING REQUIREMENTS, TAX ORDINANCES, EXTENSIONS, HIGHER STATE –MANDATED LATE

FILING AND  LATE PAYMENT PENALTIES  (SEE BEDFORD C.O. CHAPTER 178.10) AND RELATED INFORMATION INCLUDING THE 30% COLLECTION FEES, PLEASE VISIT OUR CITY WEB SITE AT www.bedfordoh.gov

*  30% for tax years through and including 2015;  25% for tax years 2016 and beyond.

IF YOUR TAX ACCOUNT  BALANCE  HAS BEEN TURNED OVER TO KEITH D. WEINER & ASSOCIATES CO., L.P.A. ALL BALANCE INQUIRIES AND PAYMENTS MUST BE DIRECTED/SENT TO KEITH  D. WEINER’S OFFICE:

ADDRESS:     Keith D. Weiner & Assoc. Co., L.P.A.

75 Public Square, 4th Floor

Cleveland, OH   44113

PHONE:  (216) 771-6500

Keith Weiner’s office does take payments/checks over the phone or visit the KWA’s payment portal at

http://payment.weinerlaw.com

Please be advised that an online payment through the KWA payment portal is not to be misconstrued as a formal payment arrangement and any payment less than the total balance due will not stop or slow down the legal process.  Therefore,  any payment arrangement requested online must be confirmed by KWA in writing before the taxpayer is considered to have a formal payment agreement.   Please call KWA at (216) 771-6500 with questions or for more information.

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