Individual Income Tax

File faster

It's your money. Why not cut to the front of the line by filing your state or school district income tax return electronically? If you are due a refund, filing electronically means receiving it in days instead of weeks.

To file fast, choose the I-File option below.


Income Tax Online Services


Once you log in to the Online Services Center, you can view refund information, file your State and School District returns, and make payments electronically.

Taxpayers who dislike dealing with tax forms may prefer I-File. Our I-File wizard asks taxpayers a series of questions, then compiles a state or school district income tax return based on those answers. Watch the Guide to Using I-File for instructions.

Taxpayers who owe may use the the Department of Taxation's online ePayment system to pay by credit card or electronic check. This secure system even allows taxpayers to post-date electronic checks (so that payment isn't made until the tax is actually due).


NOTE: The Department will no longer provide the adobe acrobat version of eforms to file your Ohio individual or school district return electronically.  You may continue to file your return(s) electronically through Ohio I-File.

Ohio TeleFile


Another filing option is almost as simple as picking up the phone. Ohio's TeleFile system allows most Ohio taxpayers to file a state return by using a touchtone telephone. Click here to learn more about Ohio's TeleFile program.

Federal/State e-file

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Taxpayers who prepare a return with commercial software or the help of a paid tax preparer may be able to file their federal and state returns electronically through the  federal/state e-file program overseen by the IRS. To help taxpayers make sure their software is compatable with the e-file program, the Department of Taxation maintains  a list of approved software vendors.


Need more help? The department has established Web pages that are designed to servce as one-stop shops for taxpayers seeking more information about the Ohio individual income tax and the school district income tax.

Lists of frequently asked questions (FAQs) are also available for the individual income tax, the school district income tax as well as for most other Ohio taxes.

Taxpayers with more questions, may contact us, or give us a call, toll-free, at (800) 282-1780. Taxpayer service agents are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended telephone hours till 7 p.m. Monday through Friday are available each filing season, as announced.