INSTRUCTIONS FOR FORM FE-19
If you were a wage-earner, were self-employed, owned rental property, or derived any other municipal taxable income, you
are not exempt from the annual filing requirement and may not use this form.
EXEMPTION #1 If you were under the age of eighteen (18) for the entire year in question, indicate so by filling in
your date of birth. This exemption must be accompanied by proof of age (e.g. a photocopy of a
birth certificate or driver’s license).
Minors (under 18)
If your child has received a registration, please fill in Name and Date of Birth so we can note this
information to avoid future request.
EXEMPTION #2 If you were retired for the entire year in question, receiving only retirement income, and do
not anticipate deriving any city taxable income such as gambling winnings, indicate so by filling
in the date of your retirement. Those individuals of or near retirement age who received
only city nontaxable income (e.g. interest, dividends) may also claim this exemption by filling
in the date that the individual discontinued earning city taxable income. (A copy of the
Federal 1040 is required to be submitted with this form)
EXEMPTION #3 If the taxpayer did not reside in the City of Fairfield for which the exemption is being claimed at
all during the year in question, indicate the date the taxpayer moved in or out of the municipality.
COLLEGE STUDENTS THAT ARE DOMICILED IN THE CITY OF FAIRFIELD ARE
NOT EXEMPT FROM FILING. A majority of students are living at their respective colleges
during the school year; however, their domicile (legal residence) is their parent’s home. If you have
any questions related to domicile for a college student, please give our office a call.
EXEMPTION #4 If the taxpayer in question is deceased, the executor of the taxpayer’s estate should indicate the
taxpayer’s date of death.
EXEMPTION #5 If the taxpayer is not retired but did not receive any city taxable income for the year in question,
indicate so by completing line 5 and describing the nature of income in the space provided. This
exemption is for one year only and Form FE-19 must be completed for each subsequent applicable
Non-taxable income includes military pay, reserve pay, income earned while under the age of 18,
alimony, capital gains/losses, interest, dividends, social security benefits, welfare payments,
annuities at the time of distribution, pension income, royalties derived from intangible property and
income which the City is specifically prohibited from taxing.
EXEMPTION #6 If the taxpayer was an active member of the U.S. Armed Forces for the entire year in question,
indicate so by completing line 6. This exemption is for one year only and Form FE-19 must be
completed for each subsequent applicable year.
EXEMPTION #7 If the taxpayer is domiciled in another state, supporting documentation (i.e., state tax return,
statement of employment, etc.) must be included.
In all cases where the taxpayer is eligible for exemption, the taxpayer should provide his/her social security number, name,
address, and phone number and a copy of the Federal 1040.
THE EXEMPTION FORM IS NOT VALID AND WILL NOT BE PROCESSED WITHOUT THE
TAXPAYER’S SIGNATURE AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.
ompleted forms should be directed to:
ity of Fairfield
Division of Taxation
701 Wessel Drive
Fairfield, Ohio 45014