Individual FAQs - Subpoena - eFile Exemptions

I received an administrative subpoena and I can’t locate my tax documents to comply with the request to file. How can I obtain my tax information?

You may contact your employer(s) and request copies of the W-2s you were issued. You may also contact the IRS to request a wage and income transcript and tax return transcript.

Will RITA accept photocopies of my W-2s?

Yes. Legible photocopies are acceptable.

I cannot locate my W-2s. Can I provide a copy of my Federal Income Tax Return?

A Federal Income Tax Return will be accepted; unfortunately it does not display any municipal tax that was withheld for your workplace municipality. Without this figure you may not receive credit for the withholding when your residence tax is calculated.

How can I contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)?

The IRS can be contacted at 1.800.829.1040 (Individuals) or 1.800.908.9946 to request transcripts. For more information visit

If I want to provide the information prior to my scheduled date, where do I send it?

You may file electronically through MyAccount; or

Mail information to:

PO Box 470538
Broadview Heights, OH 44147; or

Fax information to: 440.922.3510

If I provide to RITA all of the tax information requested, do I still need to appear at the location and scheduled time indicated on the subpoena?


Who should I call with questions regarding my Subpoena?

Contact RITA at 1.800.860.7482 extension 5002.

What will happen if I appear and file my tax returns but I am unable to pay?

You will receive a billing statement shortly after your appearance. You may also have the option of setting up monthly payment arrangements.

What type of payments are accepted at the time of my appearance?

You will be able to pay by credit card; we accept Visa, Master Card and Discover. We also accept checks and money orders. Sorry, no cash.

What if I am unable to appear at my scheduled time?

You may appear at either the morning or afternoon session or you may avoid an appearance all together by submitting your filings to RITA prior to your scheduled appearance.

Can I file delinquent tax returns online?

Yes, returns may be electronically filed through MyAccount.

Can I file exemptions online?

Yes, Exemption types; no taxable income, military income only, under 18, retired, deceased, and move out can be filed online through MyAccount.

I received a summons from the municipality ordering me to appear in Mayor’s Court. Can I send my information to RITA?

No. You must appear in Mayor’s Court with your information.