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Ohio Income Taxes and OH State Tax Forms

An Ohio State Income Tax Return for Tax Year 2021  (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2021) 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 April 18, 2022.

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Ohio State Income Tax Return for Tax Year 2021 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2021) can be e-Filed together with the IRS Income Tax Return until April 18, 2022.  However, if you owe IRS or Ohio taxes and you did file an extension, do not miss the Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022 deadline in order to avoid late filing penalties. If you have not filed any of your 2021 tax returns, you can e-File them until Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022.

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 2021 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 April 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 April 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 Collectibility
  • 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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2021 Ohio Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2021. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 18, 2022
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 18, 2022) and Ohio State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 18, 2022) until October 15, 2022 October 17, 2022. - eFileIT
April 18, 2022
2021 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2022 October 17, 2022
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return after the April 18, 2022 Ohio Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2021 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, 2022 October 17, 2022 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return after the April 18, 2022 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, 2022 October 17, 2022. (Optionally, the eFileIT deadline is Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022). 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
2022, 2023, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2022, 2023, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2025
2021 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 2021 Ohio Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2021 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2021 Ohio State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-file these state forms for 2021 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.

Description
Year
Status

* 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 2021, if you expect a refund or you don't owe taxes, you do not have to file a tax extension. However, if you believe you will owe taxes and can't file on time, you should take action and here are the options available for Ohio:

  • If you do not owe Ohio income taxes by the tax deadline of April 18, 2022, you do not have to prepare and file a OH tax extension. In case you expect a OH tax refund, you will need to file or e-File your OH tax return in order to receive your tax refund money. 
  • If you owe OH income taxes, you will either have to submit a OH tax return or extension by the April 18, 2022 tax deadline in order to avoid late filing penalties. The extension will only avoid late filing penalties until Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022. Note: Unless you pay all your Taxes or eFile your tax return by Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022, the late filing penalties will start again after Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022. You have the follow two options to file a OH tax extension:
    • Pay all or some of your Ohio income taxes online via: Ohio Department of Taxes. Paying your OH taxes online on time will be considered a OH tax extension and you do not have to mail in Form IT-40P.
    • Complete Form IT-40P, include a Check or Money Order, and mail both to the address on Form IT-40P.
    • Even if you filed an extension, you will still need to file your OH tax return either via eFile or by paper by Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022.
  • Important: If you owe Ohio and/or IRS income taxes and do not file an IRS and Ohio tax return or extension by April 18, 2022, you will be subject to IRS and OH late filing penalties. Estimate IRS late filing, payment penalties. In addition, if you do not pay your taxes by April 18, 2022, you will be subject to late tax payment penalties. Filing an extension on time will ONLY eliminate the late filing penalties but not the late tax payment penalties. Late filing penalties are generally higher than late payment penalties, thus file something on time even if you can't pay anything on time!

The deadline to e-file an IRS extension for 2021 Tax Returns is April 18, 2022. e-File a 2021 Tax Extension for free on eFile.com. Here are instructions on whether you should consider a Tax Extension or not.

The extended IRS/Ohio eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022 - eFileIT.  Or, if you plan to file or mail-in a Ohio tax return on paper, the OH Mailing Addresses are listed below.

Ohio State Tax Payment Options
You can select one of these payment options either after you have e-filed or filed your 2020 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- 00ES 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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