AKRON EXPANDS EFFORTS TO
COLLECT DELINQUENT TAXES
The City of Akron has contracted with the Central
Collection Agency of Cleveland (CCA) to identify and collect unpaid taxes from delinquent
By law, the City of Akron, as a city with a population
under 250,000, may not petition the IRS for federal taxpayer information; however, the
Central Collection Agency does have the ability to gather such data from the IRS on behalf
of its members. CCA specializes in collecting municipal income taxes, serves
approximately 60 jurisdictions in Ohio and can be found online at www.ccatax.ci.cleveland.oh.us.
Akron businesses and residents may receive a letter from
CCA informing them of possible unpaid City of Akron income taxes. The letters are
being mailed to Akron taxpayers who filed a federal tax return but did not file a City tax
Those receiving notices must respond in writing to CCA
within 30 days, providing a completed questionnaire, a copy of their federal tax return
and associated W2s or other relevant documents.
Taxpayers contacted by CCA and found liable for unpaid
and/or unfiled taxes due to the City of Akron will be required to pay those taxes and
related penalties and interest directly to CCA. Failure to pay delinquent taxes may result
in legal action and/or reporting unpaid debt to credit reporting bureaus.
All responses and inquiries should be directed to the
Central Collection Agency at 800-223-6317. The City of Akron cannot respond to inquiries
from individual taxpayers regarding this particular collection effort.