182.01  AUTHORITY TO LEVY TAX; PURPOSE OF TAX.
   (A)    To provide funds for the purposes of general municipal operations, maintenance, new equipment, extension and enlargement of municipal services and facilities, development and improvement of municipal parks and recreation facilities,  and capital improvements, City hereby levies an annual municipal income tax on income, qualifying wages, commissions and other compensation, and on net profits as hereinafter provided.
   (B)   (1)    The annual tax is levied at a rate of 2% (two percent).  The tax is levied at a uniform rate on all persons residing in or earning or receiving income in City.  The tax is levied on income, qualifying wages, commissions and other compensation, and on net profits as hereinafter provided in Section 182.03 and other sections as they may apply.
      (2)     In addition to the tax levied in Section 182.01(B)(1), the annual tax is levied at an additional rate of .25% (one-quarter percent).  The tax is levied at a uniform rate on all persons residing in or earning or receiving income in City.  The tax is levied on income, qualifying wages, commissions and other compensation, and on net profits as hereinafter provided in Section 182.03 and other sections as they may apply commencing January 1, 2020, to continue until such time as the electors vote to amend said rate for the purpose of funding fire/EMS and police protection and related safety services.
   (C)    The tax on income and the withholding tax established by this Chapter 182 are authorized by Article XVIII, Section 3 of the Ohio Constitution.  The tax is levied in accordance with, and is intended to be consistent with, the provisions and limitations of Ohio Revised Code 718 (ORC 718).    (Ord. 53-2019.  Passed 11-14-19.)