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Income Tax

TaxesOffice Hours:
Monday thru Thursday 7:00am to 5:00pm

Closed on Fridays
Phone: (269)965-8324
Fax (269)965-8211

The Governor has issued an executive order that extends the 2019 tax return filing and payment deadline to July 31, 2020. The due date for 2020 1st and 2nd quarter estimate payments has also been extended to July 31, 2020. Click here to view the full executive order.

At this time City Hall is closed to the public. Due to the Governor's Stay Home Order the City of Springfield is operating essential services only. There will be limited staff available at City Hall Monday thru Wednesday to assist with your questions. For the fastest response to questions in regard to Springfield income tax we recommend you email any questions to We are recommending tax returns be sent in by mail. The drop box at City Hall is available at the end of our sidewalk as well, however it will only accept envelopes of limited size. Payments can be mailed or paid online through the "MAKE INCOME TAX PAYMENTS" link on the left side of this page. The city is temporarily waiving all fees associated with electronic payments. If you would like to leave a voicemail, messages will be checked periodically and we will try to respond to messages as quickly as possible. These operational changes will be in effect until further notice.

Overview of the Local Income Tax

The Income Tax Department is responsible for administering the City of Springfield Income Tax Ordinance. Employees of the department are available to provide assistance to taxpayers with the filing of returns and to answer any questions.

The local Income Tax applies to all residents living in the City of Springfield. Non-residents working in Springfield and businesses located or performing services within the city limits are also required to pay Income Taxes. The income tax rate for residents and businesses is 1%. For non-residents the tax rate is 0.5%. Residents working in another taxing city are allowed a credit for income tax paid to that city, i.e. the City of Battle Creek. The personal exemption amount is $750. Employers doing business in Springfield are required to withhold the local tax and remit to the city on a monthly or quarterly basis. Additional information regarding the City of Springfield Income Tax Ordinance can be found by clicking the button to the left.

E-filing Your Return

Currently, we do not offer e-filing for individuals through our website.

If you use a paid preparer, 
ask them about e-filing your Springfield return.

Online programs do not electronically file city returns. You must print and submit a paper copy to the Income Tax office.

Forms and booklets are also available at Willard Library.