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Ohio Income Taxes and OH State Tax Forms

An Ohio State Income Tax Return for Tax Year 2019  (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2019) can be completed and e-Filed now along with an IRS or Federal Income Tax Return (or you can learn how to complete and file only an OH state return). The latest deadline for e-filing Ohio State Tax Returns is October 15, 2020.

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"The Buckeye State"

At this point the 2019 Ohio State Income Tax Return forms for Tax Year 2019 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019) can be e-Filed together with the IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2020. If you owe IRS or Ohio taxes and you did file an extension, do not miss this deadline in order to avoid late filing penalties. If you have not filed any of your 2019 tax returns, you can e-File them until Oct. 15, 2020.

Tip: File on time, even if you can't pay on time, as the late filing penalties are higher than the late payment penalties.  Estimate your possible IRS penalties by using our free PENALTYucator tool.

eFile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your IRS and Ohio State Tax Return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective State Tax Agencies require you to e-file a Federal Income Tax Return at the same time you e-file a State Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Thus, technically you cannot e-File anywhere - not just eFile.com - an Ohio Tax Return without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return. But there is good news, please read on.

Find detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - an Ohio 2019 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must complete and sign the forms online on eFile.com before you download/print and mail the forms to the Ohio Department of Revenue. You can find Ohio mailing addresses here.

Function
Description
Where Is Your Ohio Tax Refund Money?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your Ohio Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
Ohio Income Tax Extension
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your OH Tax Return was rejected by the OH Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected Ohio Tax Return.
Ohio, IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties

1. Late Filing Penalty: For each month your tax return is filed after the July 15 deadline, you are charged a $50 late filing penalty or 10% of your taxes owed (whichever amount is greater). The penalty can go up to a $500 maximum
2. Late Payment Penalty: For each month your taxes due are paid after the July 15 deadline, your amount is doubled (your unpaid tax plus interest). The interest rate on your unpaid tax is 3%.
You may qualify for an offer in compromise with your state tax agency and Authority General for a claim less than your taxes owed (not including penalties or interest) if you have at least one of these situations:

  • Economic hardship (including innocent spouse)
  • Doubt of Collectibilty
  • Substantial probability that the claim (if collected) would be sent back to you as a refund under the respective agencies' statutes, rules or regulations (only in limited instances)
3. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.
Ohio Tax Return Mailing Addresses
Find various Ohio Mailing Addresses for tax returns, tax amendments, and tax payments.
Ohio Income Tax Brackets 
Ohio Income Tax Forms
Ohio Unemployment Benefits
Ohio taxes unemployment income on the state level.

 

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2020 Ohio Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2019. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
July 15, 2020 (Deadline has passed)
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return
Original deadline to prepare and e-File an Ohio Income Tax Return. You have until October 15, 2020 to complete and e-File your Federal Income and Ohio State Income Tax Returns. - eFileIT*
July 15, 2020 (deadline has passed, so you can no longer file an extension for filing 2019 Ohio Income Tax Returns)
2019 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2020
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return after the July 15, 2020 Ohio Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2019 Ohio State Income Tax Return for Tax Extension Filers and late eFilers. You can only e-File (to file by paper see below) Ohio Income Tax Return together with an IRS Tax Return. eFileIT*
October 15, 2020 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return after the July 15, 2020 Ohio Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got an OH Tax Extension to file their OH Income Tax Return by mail-in Forms - the Forms incl. mailing addresses are listed below - is October 15, 2020. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2020). Instructions on how to only - without the IRS return - prepare and file an Ohio State Income Tax Return on eFile.com.
Tax Amendment for all Tax Years
IRS Due Dates
IRS Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
2020, 2021, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2020, 2021, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2023
2019 Ohio Income Tax Return Refund.
IRS Tax Return Refund Claim Deadline
The last day to file - you will not face late filing penalties - and claim your 2019 Ohio Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2019 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2019 Ohio State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-file these state forms for 2019 with your federal and state income tax return. As you answer several tax questions on eFile.com, the app will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
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Form IT NRC
Nonresident Credit Calculation
Form IT 40P
Income Tax Payment Voucher
Form IT 1040
Income Tax Return (for Residents, Nonresidents, and Part-Year Residents)
Form SD 100
School District Tax Return
Form SD100ES
School District Estimated Income Tax Voucher for Estates
Healthcare Expenses Worksheet
Unreimbursed Healthcare Expenses Worksheet for Ohio Schedule A, Line 34
LS WKS
Lump Sum Worksheet
Schedule IT BUS
Business Income
Determines your paycheck OH Tax Withholding amount per employer.
Step 1: Complete and submit to your employer(s).
Step 2: Estimate, Calculate your IRS Tax Withholding now.
Not filed with the State. Submit to Employer only.

* Due to IRS and State Tax Agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a State Income Tax Return with a Federal Income Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com policy; all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on eFile.com if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s). Only on eFile.com can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now

How To Receive an Ohio Tax Extension

For Tax Year 2019, you can no longer e-file an extension to file an Ohio Income Tax Return. You won't face any late filing penalties if you're expecting a tax refund. Ohio honors federal tax extensions, and grants an additional 6 months to file a state tax return if you received a federal extension. Ohio does not have its own form for tax extensions, so you had to get a federal extension by the expired July 15, 2020 deadline to get an Ohio state extension. Be aware that this is not an extension of time to pay tax (certain military personnel may have an additional extension to file and pay). If you owe state tax, you had to pay the amount due by July 15, 2020 or you will owe penalties and interest on the unpaid amount. Complete Ohio Form IT 40P to make payments, then mail the form to the Form IT 40P mailing address below. 

If you filed your federal extension on paper, you should attach either a copy of your extension, your extension confirmation number, or a printed copy of the federal acknowledgment with your Ohio tax return. 

The extended IRS/Ohio eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2020 - eFileIT* now. If you plan to file or mail-in an Ohio tax return on paper - the Forms and Mailing Address are below - your due date is Oct. 15, 2020. 

Ohio State Tax Payment Options
You can select one of these payment options either after you have e-filed or filed your 2019 Ohio Tax Return. Alternatively, you can pay Ohio income taxes here prior to filing (e.g in the case of an extension). Plus, you can make online Ohio tax estimate payments for next tax year. If you eFiled your taxes and pay online, you do not have to send in Ohio paper forms (e.g. payer tax return, extension form, or tax estimate form). 
Create an account with the Ohio Tax Department's Online Services to submit your payment. Make sure you have a copy of your most recently filed and accepted Ohio Tax Return when you create your account. If you already have an account, log into your account and select the "ePayment" option. Your payment is generally withdrawn within 24 hours of the date you choose for the payment, and you should make sure that the available funds are in your bank account on the payment date you choose. Any payments can be delayed until your tax is due. Your bank statement will show "STATE OF OHIO" to indicate your submitted payment.
Check the status of your direct payment
This is a free option if you want to pay your taxes owed via your bank account.
Submit a tax payment through the Official Payments site. When you're on the site, select either the "Personal Income Tax Return - Filing Individually" or the "Personal Income Tax Return - Filing Jointly" option, then follow the on-screen prompts to enter and submit your payment and personal information (e.g. Payment Amount, Credit/Debit type, SSN, Tax Year, Form Type, etc). You need the following information on hand to submit your payment: 1) Ohio jurisdiction code (6446); 2) Your SSN (and your spouse's SSN if making a joint payment); 3) The tax year for your payment; 4) Your credit or debit card number and expiration date; 5) School district number (if submitting a school district income tax payment)Your payment will take effect on the date you authorize it, so you cannot select a future date nor can you reverse the action. If you reverse the payment later, you may face penalties, interest, and other fees. You will receive a confirmation number once you submit your payment, so keep this number for your tax records.
Use this payment option if you want to pay your tax payment via your credit or debit card. You will either be charged a convenience fee equal to 2.5% of your payment or $1 (whichever is greater). The Ohio state tax agency does not receive this fee. You'll see the payment as two separate entries: one for the payment and another for the convenience fee.
Check or Money Order with Form IT 40P
Complete voucher Form IT 40P and attach it to your check or money order payable to "Ohio Treasurer of State". Write the last four digits of your Social Security number and the tax payment period on the "Memo" line of the check. Mail them to the Form IT 40P address below.
Use this payment option if you wish to submit your payment via check or money order in the mail. 
Estimated Tax Payment Options
Choose one of these options: 1) Create an account with Ohio Tax Agency Online Services. You can either authorize up to four estimated Ohio income tax payments or up to four estimated school district income payments in one transaction.  At the end of each transaction, click the "Make another payment" button to submit the next transaction. You'll receive a separate confirmation number for each transaction to verify your payment, and you keep each confirmation number for your records.
2) Pay only school district estimated payments via credit or debit card to the Ohio tax agency's bank account. (choose the "School District Income Tax Estimated Payment (SD 100ES)" options). Be aware that a service fee is added to each payment you submit with your card. 3) Complete voucher Form IT-1040ES (for individual income taxes) or Form SD-100ES (for school district income taxes). Attach a check or money order for the tax period payable to "Ohio Treasurer of State" (individual income tax) or "School District Income Tax" (school district income tax)  Write the last four digits of your Social Security number and the tax payment period on the "Memo" line of the check. Mail them to the Form IT-1040ES or SD-100ES address here. 
Use one of these payment options if you want to submit estimated taxes rather than submit all your taxes owed at once.
Many of these online IRS tax payment options can be used before or after you e-Filed your Income Taxes. You can pay tax extension and tax estimate payments. For estimate payments, you do not have to submit a form. Extension you can eFile on eFile.com for free.
These payment options are independent from you preparing and eFiling your tax returns on eFile.com. eFile.com offers these payment options for the convenience of all tax payers.

 

Ohio Tax Return, Amendment, etc. Mailing Addresses
Addresses to mail Ohio Tax Returns, Amendments, Extensions, or Tax Payments.
OH Tax Return or Amended Tax Return: Address if you expect a Tax Refund on your Tax Return.
Ohio Department of Taxation
P.O. Box 2679
Columbus, OH 43270-2679
OH Tax Return or Amended Return: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment.
Ohio Department of Taxation
P.O. Box 2057
Columbus, OH 43270-2057
OH Payment Voucher: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment. Include Voucher Form IT 40P with your Tax Payment. Tip: Make Tax Payments online and you will not have to mail in the Payment Voucher Form IT 40P. See above.
Ohio Department of Taxation
P.O. Box 2057
Columbus, OH 43270-2057
OH Tax Estimate Payments for Individual Income Taxes: include voucher Form IT-1040ES
Ohio Department of Taxation
P.O. Box 1406
Columbus, OH 43216-1406
OH Tax Estimate Payments for School District Income Taxes: include Form SD-100ES.
Ohio Department of Taxation
P.O. Box 182401
Columbus, OH 43218-2389

 

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