Thank you for choosing to do business in Columbus or one of the municipalities for which
we administer the income tax (Brice, Canal Winchester, Groveport, Harrisburg, Marble
Cliff or Obetz). To apply for a city tax account you must complete Form IT-47 and mail to:
c/o New Account Section
City of Columbus, Income Tax Division
PO Box 183190
Columbus, Ohio 43218-3190
or fax (614) 645-7193 it back to our office. You may also electronically complete this
form by clicking here. Once your account is set-up, you will receive pre-encoded returns
on which to report your withholding tax and to file your year-end net profits return.
As a new business with employees working in one of our municipalities, you are required
to withhold local tax on qualifying wages and to remit that tax to the Income Tax Division
in a timely manner as required by City Code. Please see the Form IT-11 Instructions for
information on qualifying wages and see the Form IT-15 Instructions to determine your
required payroll tax deposit frequency. If you need to remit payroll taxes prior to receiving
your pre-printed forms, please use Form IT-15 for monthly or semi-monthly deposits and
Form IT-11 to report your quarterly tax liability. You are also responsible for filing a year-
end reconciliation on Form IT-13 along with that year's W-2 forms. Please note that your
local mailing address is assigned by the U.S. Postal Service may not be the actual city in
which you are doing business. If you have a question with regard to the city in which you
are conducting business, please feel free to contact our office at (614) 645-7370.
You may also be interested in filing and paying your taxes over the internet. In order to use
our E-File/E-Pay system, you must be assigned a PIN to initially access your account. After
we receive your completed IT-47, you will be sent a confirmation letter with your city account
number and your PIN number.
All forms and instructions mentioned above are available on our website. Please feel free to
contact our office if you have any questions regarding your filing requirements.