Register for
Ohio Payroll Taxes

CorpNet can help you register for Ohio payroll taxes. This saves you time and money, while also making it quick and easy to pay your employees.

Ohio Payroll Tax Registration Bundle
Starting at $199

Here’s How It Works

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We collect your information.

CorpNet will collect information about you and your business to determine your online registration eligibility with the Ohio Department of Taxation, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and Ohio’s Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA).
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We check for accuracy.

Based on the information you’ve provided, we will pre-qualify your business to ensure your account information is accurate and consistent.
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We work closely with you.

Your dedicated CorpNet agent will collect any additional information needed to successfully complete your tax registration request. Once we have all we need, we will submit your application to the state.
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We deliver!

We’ll process your order within 7-10 business days, and depending on state processing times, provide you with your Ohio Tax Withholding Account Number and Unemployment Tax Account Number. You’ll be able to give these details to your payroll provider to help you pay your employees faster.

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Ohio Payroll Tax FAQs

What State Payroll Taxes Apply in Ohio?

  • Ohio Income Tax: Ohio has a progressive income tax rate ranging from 0% to 4.797%, with varying tax brackets.
  • Ohio Local Payroll Taxes: 566 Ohio cities and villages charge residents, employees, and businesses an added local income tax ranging from 0.5% to 2.75%.
  • Ohio Unemployment Insurance Tax: Ohio employers pay an unemployment tax with rates ranging from 0.3% to 9.0% on a taxable wage base of $9,000. New employers pay a flat 2.7% in 2021. New construction businesses pay 5.8%.

What is Ohio Unemployment Insurance Tax?

Unemployment Insurance Tax (UI) is a federally-mandated, state-run program that provides temporary payments to unemployed workers whose employment status is not a result of their own actions. Ohio’s unemployment tax is managed through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

What is the Ohio Local Payroll Tax?

Ohio local income taxes are managed through the Ohio’s Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) and are referred to as the RITA Tax. RITA taxes are collected from residents, employees, and employers with businesses in the 566 participating municipalities. Ohio businesses are required to withhold the appropriate tax for employees and pay the business tax if taxable income is earned in the participating municipalities. RITA uses the business’s EIN for identification.

Am I Required to Register for Payroll Taxes in Ohio?

All Ohio employers must register with the Ohio Department of Taxation, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and Ohio’s Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA).

Do Ohio Household Employees Require Payroll Registration?

Withholding is not required if the compensation is for domestic service in a private home, local college club, or local chapter of a college fraternity or sorority.

Does Ohio Have an Employer Payroll Tax Account Number?

Once CorpNet registers your business with the Ohio Department of Taxation and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, you will be issued an Ohio Tax Withholding Account Number and Unemployment Tax Account Number. Your account numbers are required for all interactions to ensure your account is accurate. You must provide your account numbers when filing returns and making deposits in all electronic and paper filings.

What Kind of Information Do I Need for Payroll Tax Registration?

  • Name and Social Security number of all responsible parties
  • Doing Business As (DBA), if applicable
  • Physical business address and mailing address
  • Business phone number
  • Valid email address (contact person and business)
  • Nine-digit federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Industry description

What if I Don’t Have an EIN?

An EIN is a Federal Tax Identification Number provided by the IRS. If you do not have an EIN already, CorpNet can obtain one for you via their FTIN service.

What if I Don’t Have a Payroll Processor?

CorpNet works with the leading payroll processors and we can connect you with our trusted partners who will pay your employees, accrue the necessary taxes, and complete the necessary payments and documentation with state and federal authorities.

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