Electronic Filing and Payment Methods

EASY FILE for Individuals 
IR-25, Estimates,Outstanding
and Civil Suit Payments

For Easy File Video
Instructions Click here

FAQ's

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uploading your return?  Click here.

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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

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
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Contact Us

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Use new vouchers in our Easy File system for easy payment processing!

  • Use the following vouchers to make different types of payments:
    • IT01S -Estimated payments.
    • IT01O -Outstanding liability payments from Billing Statements with a Tracking Number.
    • IT01C -Payments with your civil suit case number.
  • Manual filing is required for first-time filers.  Once an account is established, you will be eligible for
    Easy File. You may complete your return on-line and print to send. Click here for the 2017 IR-25 form
    and Instructions. 
  • File your return on-line using Easy File. For Easy File Video Instructions click here.
  • Have questions about how to file your City Income Tax?
    • Call us at (614) 645-7370 for assistance.
    • We can meet with you in person to help file your City tax forms. Our office hours are:
    • Monday through Friday
      8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      City of Columbus - Income Tax Division
      77 North Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215
      Walk-ins welcome. 


WHERE'S MY REFUND?
Refund requests are processed in the order in which they are received - learn more


Municipalities no longer administered by the City of Columbus - effective 1/1/19

Effective January 1, 2019, the City of Columbus will no longer administer income tax for the municipalities listed below.  Please visit the new administering agencies' websites provided below to file tax returns, make payments, or find more information after this date.

Please note: Individual filers should remit fourth quarter estimated tax payments due January 15, 2019 to the agencies listed below.  Employers should remit all forms and payments due after December 31, 2018 to the agencies listed below.

Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA)Central Collection Agency (CCA)
Click here for RITA's websiteClick here for CCA's website
BriceMarble Cliff
Canal WinchesterObetz
GroveportPrairie-Obetz JEDZ
Harrisburg 

Note: The City of Columbus will still administer income taxes for the North Pickaway County and Prairie Township Joint Economic Development Districts (JEDDS).

 
The Columbus Income Tax Division administers the income taxes for:

• Brice - 2.0%• Marble Cliff - 2.0%
• Canal Winchester - 2.0% • North Pickaway County JEDD - 2.5%
• Columbus - 2.5% • Obetz - 2.5%
• Groveport - 2.0% • Prairie-Obetz JEDZ - 2.5%
• Harrisburg - 1.0% • Prairie Township JEDD - 2.5%

All 2017 city income tax forms and instructions to be used in filing with Columbus, Brice, Canal Winchester, Groveport, Harrisburg, Marble Cliff, Obetz,  and Northern Pickaway County JEDD, Prairie-Obetz JEDD and Prairie Township JEDD are now available under TAX FORMS.

The Columbus Income Tax Division also administers the Hotel/Motel Excise Tax for the City of Columbus and Franklin County.  

The 2017 annual income tax return is due April 17, 2018.

The interest rate applied to outstanding liabilities incurred on or after January 1, 2017 shall be 6% per annum for all municipal entities administered by the City of Columbus.  The 2018 interest rate will be 6% state-wide.

Any refund warrant issued for an overpayment of tax must be presented for payment within 365 days of the date of issue.   Any warrant presented more than 365 days after the date of issue will be stale dated and rejected, requiring a request for reissuance of the refund.

The City of Columbus Income Tax Division uses Adobe fillable PDF forms. Changes in many modern web browsers mean they are no longer compatible with fillable PDF forms. Browsers can display the PDF, but the fillable features will be disabled. To use the forms provided by the City of Columbus Income Tax Division, we recommend you download the forms and open them using the newest version of Acrobat Reader.  

  • Features
  • Calendar

December 31

Event: BR-42J Approved Extension Due for Fiscal 02
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Event: BR-42 Approved Extension Due for Fiscal 02
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Event: IT-11 Form Due for Quarterly Withholding (4th Quarter)
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February 15

Event: BR-25J Returns Due for Fiscal 10
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February 28

Event: IT-13 Form due for Employers Year-End Reconciliation
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Event: IT-13J Form due for Employers Year-End Reconciliation
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April 15

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Event: IR-25 Forms Due for Calendar Year Taxpayers
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Event: IR-21J Forms Due for Declaration of Estimated Tax (1st Quarter)
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Event: IR-25J Forms Due for Calendar Year Taxpayers
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April 30

Event: IT-15J Form due for monthly withholding
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Event: IT-15 Form due for monthly withholding
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Event: IT-11J Form Due for Quarterly Withholding (1st Quarter)
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Event: IT-11 Form Due for Quarterly Withholding (1st Quarter)
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Event: BR-42J Approved Extension Due for Fiscal 06
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Event: BR-42 Approved Extension Due for Fiscal 06
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May 15

Event: IT-15J Form due for monthly withholding
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Event: IT-15 Form due for monthly withholding
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May 31

Event: BR-42J Approved Extension Due for Fiscal 07
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June 15

Event: IT-15J Form due for monthly withholding
Location: N/A Date/Time:
Event: IT-15 Form due for monthly withholding
Location: N/A Date/Time:

June 30

Event: BR-42 Approved Extension Due for Fiscal 08
Location: N/A Date/Time:
Event: BR-42J Approved Extension Due for Fiscal 08
Location: N/A Date/Time:

July 31

Event: IT-11J Form Due for Quarterly Withholding (2nd Quarter)
Location: N/A Date/Time:
Event: IT-15 Form due for monthly withholding
Location: N/A Date/Time:
Event: IT-11 Form Due for Quarterly Withholding (2nd Quarter)
Location: N/A Date/Time:
Event: IT-15J Form due for monthly withholding
Location: N/A Date/Time:
Event: BR-42J Approved Extension Due for Fiscal 09
Location: N/A Date/Time:
Event: BR-42 Approved Extension Due for Fiscal 09
Location: N/A Date/Time:
Event: IR-18 Form due for Declaration of Estimated Tax (2nd Quarter)
Location: N/A Date/Time:
Event: IR-18J Form due for Declaration of Estimated Tax (2nd Quarter)
Location: N/A Date/Time:

August 15

Event: IT-15 Form due for monthly withholding
Location: N/A Date/Time:
Event: IT-15J Form due for monthly withholding
Location: N/A Date/Time:

August 31

Event: BR-42J Approved Extension Due for Fiscal 10
Location: N/A Date/Time:
Event: BR-42 Approved Extension Due for Fiscal 10
Location: N/A Date/Time: