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City Service Fee

All individuals working within the city limits of Huntington will need to pay a City Service Fee of five dollars ($5.00) per week and will remain in effect until such time as rescinded by further ordinance of Council. This increase became effective October 1, 2015.  See Article 772 - City Service Fee for additional information.

Employers

As an employer you are required to withhold the City Service Fee each pay period and may remit the same to the City of Huntington on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis pursuant to the City Service Fee Policy.  Employers must remit the amounts withheld from employees and amounts received from self-employed persons.

For-profit businesses and not-for profit organizations will be mailed a City Service Fee Remittance Form once a business license has been obtained.

At the end of each calendar year each employer must submit an Employer Worksheet to reconcile City Service Fee accounts.

Payroll Providers

Third Party Payroll Servicers need to obtain a license for the payroll company as well as obtain a license for their client.  To initiate set up of a City Service Fee account a business license must be obtained for each client.   If the client does not provide a City Service Fee form use the Payroll Provider Form.

At the end of each calendar year each employer must submit an Employer Worksheet to reconcile City Service Fee accounts.

Multiple Employers

If you work for more than one employer per week, you may request that only one employer withhold the City Service Fee. You will need to fill out the Employer Exemption Form.   Employer Exemption Forms must be signed and include all required documentation.

Over Payment

If you have had more than 52 weeks’ worth of withholding in any year, you may request a refund.  You will need to fill out the Refund Claim Form.  All refund requests must be signed and include all required documentation.  

Please note:  Refunds will only be issued for up to ninety (90) days prior to the filing date.  This policy is subject to change.  If you need assistance please contact the Finance Division at (304) 696-5969.