As of 12/7/20 this new version of the IT 4 combines and replaces the following forms: IT 4 (previous version), IT 4NR, IT 4 MIL, and IT MIL SP.
Most individuals are subject to Ohio income tax on theirNote: If you do not request additional withholding from your wages, salaries, or other compensation. To ensure this compensation, you may need to make estimated income tax tax is paid, employers maintaining an office or transactingpayments using form IT 1040ES or estimated school district business in Ohio must withhold Ohio income tax, and school income tax payments using the SD 100ES. Individuals who district income tax if applicable, from each individual who is commonly owe more in Ohio income taxes than what is withheld from their compensation include: an employee. Such employees who are subject to Ohio income tax (andSpouses who file a joint Ohio income tax return and both school district income tax, if applicable) should complete report income, and sections I, II, and IV of the IT 4 to have their employer withhold Individuals who have multiple jobs, all of which are the appropriate Ohio taxes from their compensation. If the subject to Ohio withholding. employee does not complete the IT 4 and return it to his/her employer, the employer: Section III Will withhold Ohio tax based on the employee claiming This section is for individuals whose income is deductible zero exemptions, and or excludable from Ohio income tax, and thus employer withholding is not required. Such employee should check Will not withhold school district income tax, even if the the appropriate box to indicate which exemption applies to employee lives in a taxing school district. him/her. Checking the box will cause your employer to not An individual may be subject to an interest penalty forwithhold Ohio income tax and/or school district income tax. underpayment of estimated taxes (on form IT/SD 2210) The exemptions include: based on under-withholding. Reciprocity Exemption: If you are a resident of Indiana, Certain employees may be exempt from Ohio withholding Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Michigan or West Virginia and because their income is not subject to Ohio tax. Such you work in Ohio, you do not owe Ohio income tax on employees should complete sections I, III, and IV of the IT your compensation. Instead, you should have your 4 only. employer withhold income tax for your resident state.
The IT 4 does not need to be filed with the Department of Taxation. Your employer must maintain a copy as part of its records.
Resident Military Servicemember Exemption: If you are an Ohio resident and a member of the United States
R.C. 5747.06(A) and Ohio Adm. .Code 5703-7-10.
Enter the four-digit school district number of your primary address. If you do not know your school district of residence or its school district number, use The Finder at tax.ohio.gov. You can also verify your school district by contacting your county auditor or county board of elections. If you move during the tax year, complete an updated IT 4 immediately reflecting your new address and/ or school district of residence.
Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard (or the reserve components of these branches of the military) or a member of the National Guard, you do not owe Ohio income tax or school district income tax on your active duty military pay and allowances received while stationed outside of Ohio. This exemption does not apply to compensation for nonactive duty status or received while you are stationed in Ohio.
Line 1: If you can be claimed on someone else's Ohio income tax return as a dependent, then you are to enter "0" on this line. Everyone else may enter "1".
Nonresident Military Servicemember Exemption: If you are a nonresident of Ohio and a member of the uniformed services (as defined in 10 U.S.C. §101), you do not owe Ohio income tax or school district income tax on your military pay and allowances.
Line 2: If you are single, enter "0" on this line. If you are married and you and your spouse file separate Ohio Income tax returns as "Married filing Separately" then enter "0" on this line.
Nonresident Civilian Spouse of a Military Servicemember Exemption: If you are the civilian spouse of a military servicemember, your pay may be exempt from Ohio income tax and school district income tax if all of the
Line 3: You are allowed one exemption for each dependent. Your dependents for Ohio income tax purposes are the same as your dependents for federal income tax purposes. See R.C. 5747.01(O You must provide a copy of the employee's spousal military Line 5: If you expect to owe more Ohio income tax than the identification card issued to the employee by the Department amount withheld from your compensation, you can request of Defense when completing the IT 4. that your employer withhold an additional amount of Ohio income tax. This amount should be reported in whole dollars.
following are true: Your spouse is a nonresident of Ohio; You and your spouse are residents of the same state; Your spouse is stationed in Ohio on military orders; and You are present in Ohio solely to be with your spouse.