Electronic Filing and Payment Methods

EASY FILE for Individuals  

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

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 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.

Thanksgiving holiday hours 

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday and staffing levels in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our team will be available by phone at the following times during the week of November 23:

  • Monday, November 23: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 24: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 25: closed
  • Thursday, November 26: closed
  • Friday, November 27: closed

 

We will resume 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. phone hours on Monday, November 30.

 

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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.

Calculator and Notebook

Payment Plans and Assistance Taxpayers who are unable to pay their full tax balance may be eligible for assistance. For more information, click here.

Webinars

Filing Season Webinars The Division of Income Tax hosted a weekly webinar series to bring taxpayers and practitioners up to speed on operational updates ahead of the July 15 deadline. To view recorded webinars, click here.

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2020 Filing Season Information The filing deadline for tax year 2019 is July 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.

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