New Employer Packet

Thank you for choosing to do business in Columbus or one of the municipalities for which we administer the income tax (Brice, Canal Winchester, Groveport, Harrisburg, Marble Cliff or Obetz). To apply for a city tax account complete and submit Form IT-47 by mail to.

        c/o New Account Section
        City of Columbus, Income Tax Division
        PO Box 183190
        Columbus, Ohio 43218-3190

or fax it to our office at (614) 645-7193.   To electronically complete this form click here.  Once the account has been set-up, you will receive pre-encoded returns on which to report your withholding tax and to file the year-end net profits return.

As a new business with employees working in one of the municipalities for which Columbus administers, you are required to withhold local tax on qualifying wages and to remit the tax to the Income Tax Division in a timely manner as required by City Code. Please see the instructions on Form IT-11 for information on qualifying wages and instructions on Form IT-15 to determine the required payroll tax deposit frequency. If you need to remit payroll taxes prior to receiving pre-printed forms, please use Form IT-15 for monthly or semi-monthly deposits and Form IT-11 to report the quarterly tax liability. You are also responsible for filing a year-end reconciliation on Form IT-13 along with that year's W-2 forms. Please note that the local mailing address is assigned by the U.S. Postal Service may not be the actual city in which you are doing business. If you have a question with regard to the city in which you are conducting business, please feel free to contact our office at (614) 645-7370.

You may also be interested in filing and paying your taxes over the internet. In order to use our E-File/E-Pay system, you must be assigned a PIN to initially access your account. After we receive your completed IT-47, you will be sent a confirmation letter with your city account number and PIN number.

All forms and instructions mentioned above are available on our website. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions regarding your filing requirements.