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.

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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

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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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. Please click here for more information.

The 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
Harrisburg 

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

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COVID-19 Operational Impacts Due to current public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Division of Income Tax will be making announcements regarding operational impacts, filing deadlines, and payment processing procedures. For the latest information, click here.

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Our Hours are Changing Effective February 3, 2020, the Division of Income Tax will be open to the public Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Expanded hours will be available in the weeks before the April 15 filing deadline, and will be announced in Mid-March. Click here for more information.

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2020 Filing Season Information The filing deadline for tax year 2019 is April 15, 2020. Click here for everything you need to file, including the 2020 Income Tax Division Newsletter, information on walk-in services, penalty and interest rates, refund information, and more.

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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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.

Interpretation services

Translated Form Instructions Available The instructions for the most current individual income tax forms are now available in Arabic and Spanish. 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.