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The efile.com tax software makes it easy for you to efile your state tax return and use the correct state tax forms. Prepare and efile your Ohio state tax return (resident, nonresident, or part-year resident) and Federal tax return together or separately at efile.com (view the federal tax return filing requirements). You can prepare and efile as many state tax returns as you need for one price.
Ohio Income Tax Filing Deadline
The regular deadline to file an Ohio state income tax return is April 15.
|Tax Deadline Date
||Type of Income Tax Return
||Filing Deadline / Due Date Description
|April 18, 2017
||2016 Ohio State Tax Return
||Due date for Ohio State Income Tax Returns - income tax filing deadline
|April 18, 2017
||2016 Ohio State Tax Extension
||Due date for Ohio extension requests and automatic extensions
|October 16, 2017
||2016 Ohio State Tax Return
||Last day to efile a 2016 Ohio State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers
View all state tax return filing deadlines here.
Find federal income tax return filing deadlines here.
Tax Year 2016 Ohio State Tax Forms
All of the following Ohio state tax forms are supported by the efile.com software:
OH State Tax Forms That Cannot Be efiled
Ohio State Tax Withholding Form
||Ohio State Employees Withholding Exemption Certificate
OH Tax Extension
||Ohio Extension Instructions
||How to File
No State Form
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 18, 2017 or you will owe penalties and interest on the unpaid amount. Use Ohio Form IT-40P to make extension payments.
Complete and submit a federal extension
Important Reminder! If you are efiling an Ohio tax extension, you may need to efile a federal tax extension as well.
OH Tax Amendment
Ohio tax amendments can only be filed by mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to prepare and file an amended Ohio state tax return.
2015 Ohio Tax Forms
Ohio tax returns for 2015 cannot be prepared and filed online. Download the tax forms, fill them out, print them, and mail them to the Ohio Department of Taxation.
||How to File
Download, complete, print, sign, and mail
||Application for Refund
|City of Columbus IR-22
||Annual City Tax Return (for individuals who file with two cities or less)
|City of Columbus IR-25
||Annual City Tax Return (for individuals who file with more than two cities)
|City of Toledo
|City of Toledo
||Tax Return Sections A, B, C, and Y
||Income Tax Payment Voucher
||Income Tax Return (for Residents, Nonresidents, and Part-Year Residents)
||Individual Estimated Income Tax Vouchers
||Interest Penalty on Underpayment of Estimated Tax
||Declaration of Exemption
|RITA Form 37
||Individual Municipal Income Tax Return
||School District Income Tax Return
||School District Estimated Income Tax Voucher for Estates
||Income Adjustments (Additions and Deductions)
||Ohio Resident Credit
||Nonresident/Part-Year Resident Credit
||Health Care Expenses
Where's My Refund? - Check Your Ohio State Tax Refund Status
If you efile an Ohio state tax return, your refund will generally be processed in 1 week. It may take 6-8 weeks to process your refund if you filed your Ohio return on paper.
Check your Ohio state tax refund status online.
Ohio efile Error Codes
A list of all Ohio State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.
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.
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 2017.
|Sales Tax Holiday Dates
||Sales Tax Holiday Items Included
|August 4-6, 2017
- 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 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%
OH State Tax Agency:
For more information, you can visit the website of The Ohio Department of Taxation.
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