Electronic Filing and Payment Methods

EASY FILE for Individuals  

IR-25, Estimates,Outstanding, 
and Civil Suit Payments

For Easy File Video
Instructions Click here

Please note that first-time 
filers must file IR-25 by paper.


FAQ's

Having problems with  
uploading your return?  Click here.

Adobe

PAYMENT PORTAL 
(formerly E-File/E-Pay)
For Filing of Forms:
IT-11, IT-15, IR-21
BR-21, IR-18, BR-18,
IR-42, BR-42
and Payment of Liabilities

New Payment Portal Features

City of Columbus Income Tax Division 77 N. Front Street, 2nd Floor

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone: (614) 645-7370
Fax: (614) 645-7193


Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Free Parking: 
Free parking for those conducting business with our office is available in the City parking garage at 141 N Front Street, just north of the Michael B. Coleman Government Center. 
Contact Us  

Please Note: 
Do not send tax documents containing personal information via email. These documents must be mailed or faxed to our office using the contact information listed above.

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COVID-19 Operational Impacts

The current public health emergency surrounding COVID-19 will likely impact the Division's operations. We anticipate that as the upcoming weeks evolve, we will have further updates on impacts to our operations, filing deadlines, and payment processing. All updates sent via our email distribution list will be posted on this page.

Deadline Extension FAQ published (April 1)

The Division has compiled a list of questions and answers regarding the filing deadline extension. This resource is available in the Forms section of our website and has been added as an appendix to the instructions for each impacted form.

City of Columbus Extends Tax Filing Deadline to July 15 (March 31)

In line with guidance issued by the IRS and Ohio Department of Taxation, the City of Columbus deadline to file and pay city income tax will be extended to July 15. City returns are normally due April 15.

H.B. 197, passed by the Ohio General Assembly last week and signed by Governor Mike DeWine on Friday, waives interest charges on payments made during the extension. The city will not assess penalty amounts on payments during the extension.

The filing extension and waiver of penalty and interest will apply to individuals filing the Columbus individual income tax and businesses filing municipal net profit returns for tax year 2019. Individuals and businesses required to make quarterly estimated payments will also have additional time to make first and second quarter payments. Payments normally due on April 15 and June 15 will now be due on July 15. 

The filing extension does not apply to employer deposits of withholding or returns for hotel/motel/short-term rental tax or admissions tax. We will post further guidelines to our website this week.

Columbus Temporarily Suspends Collection Activity on City Debt (posted March 25)

The Division of Income Tax will suspend forwarding new cases to the City Attorney's Office for filing in small claims court and will not mail new bills or audit letters to individual or business taxpayers for at least 30 days. Those who are on an existing payment plan for City-related debts will still be expected to follow their repayment plans. Individuals who cannot make payments due to COVID-19-related hardship should contact their collection agency and request to temporarily discontinue payments. The City Attorney’s Office will reassess the state of collections again in 30 days.

Division of Income Tax closed during State of Emergency (posted March 18)

The City of Columbus is currently under a Mayor’s State of Emergency, and the Division of Income Tax is closed for the duration of this emergency. During this time, our staff will not be available to respond to phone or email inquiries. Normal customer service operations will resume when the State of Emergency is lifted.

During the State of Emergency, you can still make payments online via our Payment Portal and EasyFile applications. You may experience delays in payment processing.

The Division asks that taxpayers who wish to mail in a return or payment wait until the State of Emergency has been lifted to do so.

During the State of Emergency, no notices, bills, or audit letters will be mailed.