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Ohio Income Taxes and OH State Tax Forms

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Ohio
"The Buckeye State"

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Your Ohio Income Tax Return

Efile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your 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 efile a state tax return. This is not an efile.com policy but an IRS and state agency policy. Many taxpayers have asked how they can only prepare and file a state income tax return. The efile.com tax application lets you prepare a state tax return only, however you cannot efile the state return upon completion. Instead, you will have to download the completed state tax return as a PDF file, print it, sign it, and mail it to the respective state - the address is on the PDF file. Find more detailed instructions on how to prepare and file a state only return on efile.com.

2018 Ohio Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Deadline
Type of Filing
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Ohio State Income Tax Return Due Date.
April 15, 2019
Tax Extension
Ohio Automatic Extension. Details below.
October 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Last day to efile a 2018 Ohio State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers.
Now
Requires an accepted 2018 or previous year Ohio State Tax Return.
State Tax Returns
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
Federal Tax Returns
IRS Tax Return Deadlines.

E-File These 2018 Ohio State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2018 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on efile.com, the application 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
efileIT Now*
Form IT DA
Affidavit of Non-Ohio Residency/Domicile for the Tax Year 2018
Form IT-1040
Income Tax Return (for Residents, Nonresidents, and Part-Year Residents)
Form IT-1040P
Income Tax Payment Voucher
CCA EXE
Exemption Certificate
Form SD-100
School District Tax Return
Form SD-100ES
School District Estimated Income Tax Voucher for Estates
Ohio State Employees Withholding Exemption Certificate
Cannot be efiled


* Due to IRS and state tax agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a state income tax return while also e-filing a federal income tax return. This is not an efile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. Find out how to only prepare and file a state tax return. Only on efile.com can you prepare and efile unlimited state tax returns for one low price. Most other sites charge a per state price.

Ohio efile Error Codes

If your Ohio state return was rejected by the state and not efile.com, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state. View a list of all Ohio State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.

How To File an Ohio Tax Extension

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 must get a federal extension to get an Ohio state extension.

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

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 must still pay the amount due by April 15, 2019 or you will owe penalties and interest on the unpaid amount. Complete Ohio Form IT-40P to make extension payments.

Important: Do you need to prepare and e-file an IRS or federal tax extension as well?

How to File An Ohio Tax Amendment

Amended Ohio tax returns can only be mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to file an Ohio tax amendment.

Important Reminder! If you are filing an Ohio tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.

2017 Tax Year Ohio Tax Forms

Ohio state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Ohio Department of Revenue.

Form/Schedule
Description
Affidavit of Non-Ohio Residency/Domicile for the Tax Year 2017
Exemption Certificate
Income Tax Payment Voucher
Income Tax Return (for Residents, Nonresidents, and Part-Year Residents)
School District Tax Return
School District Estimated Income Tax Voucher for Estates

2016 Tax Year Ohio Tax Forms

Ohio state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Ohio Department of Revenue.

Form/Schedule
Description
Affidavit of Non-Ohio Residency/Domicile for the Tax Year 2016
Exemption Certificate
Income Tax Payment Voucher
Income Tax Return (for Residents, Nonresidents, and Part-Year Residents)
School District Tax Return
School District Estimated Income Tax Voucher for Estates

Ohio Tax Facts

OH Income Tax

Ohio taxes all incomes across several tax brackets at graduated tax rates:

  • 0.495% for the first $5,200 of taxable income
  • 0.990% for incomes between $5,201 and $10,400
  • 1.980% for incomes between $10,401 and $15,650
  • 2.476% for incomes between $15,651 and $20,900
  • 2.969% for incomes between $20,901 and $41,700
  • 3.465% for incomes between 41,701 and $83,350
  • 3.960% for incomes between $83,351 and $104,250
  • 4.597% for incomes between $104,251 and $208,500
  • 4.997% for incomes $208,501 and above

The tax brackets amounts are adjusted annually for inflation.

Cities and school districts in Ohio levy additional local income taxes at various rates.

OH Sales Tax

Ohio has a state sales tax rate of 5.75%. Cities, counties and regional transit authorities also levy additional local sales taxes.

More information on Ohio Sales Tax

OH Sales Tax Holiday

Ohio holds one annual sales tax holiday, which usually occur on the first weekend of a month (midnight Friday through midnight Sunday). During this holiday, certain items are exempt from Ohio sales tax. However, the OH consumer will only receive the tax exemption if a specific total spending limit is met.

Refer to the chart below for all Ohio sales tax holidays for 2019. We will update it when the dates are available.

Sales Tax Holiday
Sales Tax Holiday Items Included
August 2019
  • Back to school: qualified clothing-$75 or less per item
  • Back to school: school supplies-$20 or less per item
  • Back to school: school-instructional material-$20 or less per item

OH Personal Property Tax

In Ohio, real estate and other personal property is taxed locally.

Odd Ohio Tax Fact

Since 1953, Ohio has administered a horse racing tax. This tax is applied to both pari-mutuel and “exotic” wagering on horse races.

The tax's base of the tax depends on the following factors:

  • The amount wagered on all pari-mutuel racing each day
  • The amount wagered on exotic bets each day
  • The total amount wagered at each horse race meeting of a permit holder

The current pari-mutuel wager rates are as follows:

  • First $200,000: 1.0%
  • Next 100,000: 2.0 %
  • Next 100,000: 3.0 %
  • Over 400,000: 4.0 %

In addition to the pari-mutuel wagering tax, a 3.5% tax applies to daily wagering on results other win, place, and show. This type of exotic wagering includes daily double, perfecta, quinella, and trifecta.

The current horse race meeting rates are as follows:

  • Less than $5 million: 0.10%
  • $5 million or more: 0.15%

Ohio State Tax Agency Contacts

You can contact the Ohio Department of Taxation at 800-282-1780.

For more information on Ohio state income taxes, you can visit the website of The Ohio Department of Revenue.

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