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.


Having problems with  
uploading your return?  Click here.


(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
8:00 AM - 5:00 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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About the 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.

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

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


Admissions Tax Effective July 1, 2019, the City of Columbus will levy a 5% tax on amounts received as admission to any place located within the City of Columbus. For more details and resources, please click here.

Computer Cap

Our Payment Portal has Changed Taxpayers previously using a City Tax ID and PIN to log in to Payment Portal will now have to create a user name and password. A User Guide is available to help taxpayers through these changes. For more information, please click here.

STR - German Village

Online Filing now Available for Hotel Motel and Short Term Rental Owners Hotel, motel, and short-term rental vendors can now file and pay their monthly lodging excise tax returns through Payment Portal. For more information, forms, and resources, please click here.

E-file E-pay

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.

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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.

Interpretation services

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.

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Features and Calendar Click here for features including address search, IRS resources, and a calendar of upcoming City tax deadlines.