The city of Zanesville is concerned that some of its residents haven’t paid the city income tax, and the biggest chunk of the general fund operates on that tax.
City Treasurer, Paul DuBeck Junior, says some people aren’t aware that they owe the city any money.
"There are a number of people who may live in Zanesville and work in Columbus that have no requirement to file because Columbus is higher than ours. Although on the other hand, there are a number of people who may work in Newark or Cambrige, whose tax is less than ours. So, they do have a filing requirement, " saus DuBeck.
He says there are others who wait until the book is thrown at them.
"Our ordinance states that it’s a misdemeanor. You will go to court. You can be fined. We’ve already pursued that avenue in the past with some people, " says DuBeck.
Before necessary action is taken to make sure these income taxes are paid, the city is offering an amnesty period through August 31st. People will be allowed to come in and file a tax return without interest or penalty.