Utility Billing
Income Tax

Budget and Finance             
David Coffee, Director

325 South Depeyster Street    

Kent, OH 44240                                                                     

Phone:  330-678-8102 

Fax:  330-676-7584


 


David Coffee, Director coffeed@kent-ohio.org

Brian Huff, CPA, Controller huffb@kent-ohio.org

Under the direction of Budget and Finance Director David Coffee, the department processes, records, and reports all financial activity of the City of City of Kent. The Director of Budget and Finance is the chief fiscal officer for the city and is the financial advisor to the City Manager and City Council.

The Utility Billing Division and Income Tax Division  are part of this department.

For Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables, Payroll or other general inquiries, please contact our staff members @ 330-678-8102. For Utility questions, please call 330-678-8104.

For Income Tax inquiries for City of Kent income tax questions:

RITA: 440-526-0900
1-800-860-RITA (toll-free)
www.ritaohio.com

From this website you can file your municipal taxes electronically, lookup specific information, and view and print tax forms.   The City of Kent uses RITA for all municipal income tax matters. 

Please note for businesses having Brimfield or Franklin JEDD income tax questions, or needing forms, see the links to the income tax division page below, and you can phone our staff at 330-678-8103.

For questions about property valuations or taxes please contact the Portage County Auditor's office. See their website for contact information. http://www.co.portage.oh.us/auditor.htm

Ambulance billing and collection is done by LifeForce Management, Inc.  Any questions regarding your ambulance bill should be directed to them.   Visit their website at:   http://www.lifeforcemanagement.com or contact them at: 

(800) 770-4767 or (330) 626-5450

In addition to overseeing the utility billing and income tax as noted above, the Department of Budget and Finance also encompasses areas of responsibility listed below:

  • Financial accounting and reporting for all City funds
  • Preparing the city's annual operating budget and assisting with the Five-Year Capital Budget
  • Administering the City's payroll
  • Working with banks and investment firms, while serving as custodian of City funds, investments, and property
  • Managing the City's debt and filing required disclosures and other documents with specified state and federal agencies
  • Collecting fees, assessments, and tax revenues from various sources
  • Certifying the availability of funds to pay for proposed expenditures
  • Maintaining the City's financial records

The GFOA (Government Finance Officer's Association) established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program which the City annually participates in. The GFOA (Government Finance Officer's Association) established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (CAFR Program) in 1945 to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal. Reports submitted to the CAFR program are reviewed by selected members of the GFOA professional staff and the GFOA Special Review Committee (SRC), which comprises individuals with expertise in public-sector financial reporting and includes financial statement preparers, independent auditors, academics, and other finance professionals.

Review the City's award wining Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports at:

 https://ohioauditor.gov/auditsearch/Search.aspx

For more information on the latest in the City's budgets and financial information, including the annual budget, Five-Year Capital Plan, and the tax budget see the City Manager's blog:   www.kent360.com