Many Ohio pastors and ministry workers have overpaid in income tax. Get your refund now!

The City of Columbus and all RITA municipalities are allowing pastors to claim a refund for any local taxes paid to those districts during 2013, 2014, and 2015. That includes any taxes withheld from your paycheck from clergy earnings or estimated payments made to the municipality to cover tax owed for clergy earnings. 

Watch this quick video to learn more!

Here's the scoop:  

  • This sounds too good to be true, but it's not!  

  • A recent tax law changes in the Ohio Revised Code changed the definition of wages subject to local (city) income tax.

  • The bottom line is that clergy/pastoral wages were not subject to local income tax through the end of 2015, but few noticed this very nuanced language in the Ohio law until Ohio changed the law effective January 1, 2016. 

We’ve filed successful returns for several pastors of various denominations and also ministry workers with organizations such as Cru, Young Life, CCO and similar organizations. This law applies to everyone who earns “clergy” income. These individuals have received sizable refunds, sometimes in the thousands, that they can use to support their families, or pour back into their ministries. 



If you get in touch with us before December 31, 2016,

you will save $100 on the tax prep fees.


We will make this EASY for you. Our team at Charitax will file an amended city return for tax years 2013, 2014, and 2015. All we need you to do is to schedule a time below and provide the following info. We have an easy, secure way for you to provide this, too.

  • copy of your clergy W-2(s) from each of the years (2013-2015)
  • your marital status each year (we report this on the tax forms)
  • if you filed a local return that year or not
  • if you filed a city return, we need a copy of the tax returns
  • your current address


To really put you at ease, we are offering a guarantee! We have had a lot of success with the City of Columbus and RITA municipalities processing these refunds. As an organization, we have a heart for nonprofits and churches, so this guarantee honors our commitment to you and the work you do!

Let's get your refunds! 

Posted on December 8, 2016 .