Ohio Payroll Tax and Registration Guide

Employers in the Buckeye State: learn about Ohio payroll tax and registration here.

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Are you an employer with employees in Ohio? Keep reading for details around registering your business.

Account number(s) needed

Companies who pay employees in Ohio must register with the OH Department of Taxation for a Withholding Account Number and the OH Dept of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) for an Employer Account Number.

Ohio Department of Taxation Withholding Account Number: 59-999999-9 (9 digits)

  • Apply online at the Ohio Business Gateway to receive the number immediately upon completing the application.
  • Find an existing Withholding Account Number:
    • on Form IT-501, Employer’s Payment of Ohio Tax Withheld
    • by contacting the Dept. of Taxation.

Ohio Dept of Job & Family Services Employer Account Number: 9999999-99-9 (10 digits)

Required payroll documentation

Third Party Access /POA Needed

Local Income Taxes Imposed

State Resources

Visit state resources for specific tax rates and wage details:

Dept. of Taxation for withholding taxes

Dept. of Job and Family Services for unemployment taxes

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