The Village of Sugarcreek is changing the way income taxes are currently handled and collected.
Mayor Clayton Weller says he cast the tiebreaking vote this week to use the Regional Income Tax Agency, or RITA, to collect village income tax.
Weller says the village does not currently have a system in place to enforce the collection of village income tax.
Weller says he anticipates RITA to start going through village files sometime in August or September, once a contract has been signed.
He says with recent village budget cuts, it’s important to make sure money is continuing to come in.
Weller says it’s important for village officials to be responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars.
Weller says he anticipates services through RITA to cost the village an additional $12 to $15,000 on top of village expenses of around $15,000 that is currently used for personnel and administrative costs associated with collection of village income tax.