Notices from RITA

Please don't ignore any notices you receive from RITA.

Penalty and interest notices are sent out for these common reasons:

  • Withholding payment late (beginning with 2016 returns, the due date is the 15th of the following month if you pay monthly, or the 30th of the month if you pay quarterly)
  • Annual Return late
  • Estimate payments not paid by the due date, or estimates were less than 90% of tax due
  • Withholding report received without full or correct payment based on information shown
  • Annual Return received without full or correct payment based on information shown
  • Tax paid is less than amount due
  • Adjustment of tax liability
  • Adjustment after review
  • Non-payment
  • Check returned by bank (for NSF or other reason)

Filing Delinquency

In addition to notices sent for any of these reasons, or the estimated tax notices referred to above, periodically a notice of filing delinquency is sent out. You will receive this notice if you are identified as someone who should have filed but has not, thus "delinquent." If you believe this is an error, please do not ignore the notice, but rather respond to RITA by mail or phone as directed in the notice. If you have questions, the phone number to contact RITA will be on the notice, or you may stop in to see the City Income Tax Officer.