About the Income Tax Division
The City of Columbus Income Tax Division provides the service of collection, audit, and enforcement of the 2.5% income tax for the City of Columbus, as well as the excise lodging tax for the City of Columbus and the Franklin County Convention and Facilities Authority. We serve those who live, work, and conduct business in Columbus in order to make sure that everyone pays their fair share.
Municipalities no longer administered by the City of Columbus - effective 1/1/19
Effective January 1, 2019, the City of Columbus no longer administers 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.
Note: The City of Columbus will still administer income taxes for the North Pickaway County and Prairie Township Joint Economic Development Districts (JEDDS).
Saturday Walk-in Hours Available
In preparation for the filing deadline, the Columbus Income Tax Division will be open to the public on April 6 and April 13 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Learn more, including what to bring with you to our walk-in hours.
Easy File and Payment Portal
Taxpayers can use our Easy File application to file Form IR-25 (please note that first-time filers must paper file), make outstanding liability payments, and make Civil Suit payments online. Taxpayers who need to file and pay forms IT-11, IT-15, IR-21, BR-21, IR-18, BR-18, IR-42, and BR-42 can use our Payment Portal application to file online. Learn more.
2019 Filing Season Information
The filing deadline for tax year 2018 is April 15, 2019. Click here for everything you need to file, including the 2019 Income Tax Division Newsletter, information on walk-in services, penalty and interest rates, refund information, and more.
Translated form instructions available
The instructions for Form IR-25 (Annual City Return for Individuals) are now available in Arabic, French, Nepali, Spanish, and Somali. To learn more, click here.
Excise Lodging Tax
Effective March 1, 2019, short-term rental vendors will begin collecting lodging excise tax from their guests. Filing information and forms are available here.
Features and Calendar
Click here for features including address search, IRS resources, and a calendar of upcoming City tax deadlines.