Individual Tax Payments by Credit Card or Electronic Check
Note: This page is only for making payments toward individual state and school district income taxes. To make a payment for a business tax, visit our online services for business page.
The Ohio Department of Taxation accepts online payments by credit card or electronic check for either the Ohio individual income tax or for school district income tax.
To access our Online Services, register or login using the Ohio ePayment link below.
The Ohio Department of Taxation has implemented increased security measures to protect Ohioans and the state from identity theft and tax fraud. As a result, all taxpayers will need the following information in order to register.
- Issue date from an Ohio issued Driver's license or State ID OR
- 2015 Ohio Withholding Amount (from Ohio IT 1040 line 14)
If you do not have the required components OR if you are filing an Ohio income tax return for the first time, you are not eligible to use Income Tax Online Services.
Once logged in, select the “View/Make Payments” link in order to make tax return, amended return, extension or estimated tax payments. For billing or assessment payments, select the Pay button under the Actions column in the Outstanding Balance section of the Dashboard on the first page displayed when you login.
We also accept credit card payments by telephone. The credit card payment options are offered by the State of Ohio in cooperation with Official Payments Corporation. Please note that Official Payments Corporation charges a service fee of 2.5 percent (or $1, whichever is greater) on the amount of the transaction. The State of Ohio does not receive any portion of this fee. When paying by credit card, the tax amount and service fee will appear on separate lines on your credit card statement.
Review the information below and choose the option that suits you best:
- Ohio ePayment
- This secure online application allows you to pay by either credit card or electronic check. Ohio ePayment also provides you the flexibility to post-date an electronic check, so that the amount of your payment is not deducted from your bank account until the taxes are due. To find out more before you pay, take a look at our Introduction to Ohio ePayment page. When you're ready to get started, click here.
- Payment by Telephone
- For instructions on making a credit card payment by telephone, click here.