If you estimate that you will owe $200 or more in tax (after credits and withholding, if any), then you should make quarterly estimated payments.
These estimated payments may be required if you have taxable income that is not subject to withholding, if you have business income in an Ohio municipality and/or if you owe additional tax to the municipality where you reside. Common examples include: lump sum payments related to employment, self-employment income, or other sources of income not subject to employer withholding.
If you are required to make estimated payments and do not, you may be subject to penalty and interest.
Due dates of Estimated Taxes
1st Quarter – April 15th *
2nd Quarter – June 15th
3rd Quarter – September 15th
4th Quarter – December 15th
* This date coincides with the annual income tax return filing deadline, and may change from year to year if the filing deadline is extended due to weekends and/or a legal holiday.
Please note that these due dates are the same as the IRS, with the exception of the 4th quarter, which is one (1) month earlier than the IRS deadline. If a specific due date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.
Penalty and interest may be imposed for late or non-payment of your estimated payments.
Pay Estimated Taxes
- Pay Online
Estimated tax payments can be made online from your checking or savings account. Login to MyAccount and select “Pay My RITA Tax Bill” or “Pay My Voucher” options.
Pay by Phone
Estimated tax payments can be made over the phone with our 24/7 self-service options with your Visa™, MasterCard™, or Discover™ Card at 1.800.860.7482. You can also check the balance of your estimated payments.
Pay by Mail
Estimated tax payments can be made using Form 32-EXT Section 2.
Pay by Person
Estimated tax payments can be made at any RITA location. View all office locations and the current available hours at Taxpayer Assistance.
Calculate Estimated Taxes
If you file your taxes through MyAccount, the estimate will automatically be set-up based on your current year filing.
If you have already filed your taxes and did not set up an estimate or if you would like to adjust your current estimate, login to MyAccount and select “File and Pay”. The “View and Amend Estimate” option allows you to view any current estimate on file, payments made towards your estimate and any balance due on the estimate.
Use Form 32-EXT to manually report your estimate and submit by mail to RITA.
Ohio Municipal Estimate Tax Laws
State of Ohio Laws governing Estimated Tax Payments can be found at ORC 718.08 Estimated taxes