Ohio Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate
Extracted from PDF file 2022-ohio-form-it-4.pdf, last modified October 2020
Employee's Withholding Exemption CertificateAs 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. hio IT 4 Department of Taxation Rev. 12/20 Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate Submit form IT 4 to your employer on or before the start date of employment so your employer will withhold and remit Ohio income tax from your compensation. If applicable, your employer will also withhold school district income tax. You must file an updated IT 4 when any of the information listed below changes (including your marital status or number of dependents). You should contact your employer for instructions on how to complete an updated IT 4. Your employer may require you to complete this form electronically. Section I: Personal Information Employee Name: Employee SSN: Address, city, state, ZIP code: School district of residence (See The Finder at tax.ohio.gov): School district number (####): Section II: Claiming Withholding Exemptions 1. Enter “0“ if you are a dependent on another individual’s Ohio return; otherwise enter “1”................________________ 2. Enter “0” if single or if your spouse files a separate Ohio return; otherwise enter “1“........................________________ 3. Number of dependents......................................................................................................................________________ 4. Total withholding exemptions (sum of line 1, 2, and 3)......................................................................________________ 5. Additional Ohio income tax withholding per pay period (optional).....................................................$_______________ Section III: Withholding Waiver I am not subject to Ohio or school district income tax withholding because (check all that apply): I am a full-year resident of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia. I am a nonresident civilian spouse of a military servicemember and I am present in Ohio solely due to my spouse’s military orders. I am exempt from Ohio withholding under R.C. 5747.06(A)(1) through (6). I am a resident military servicemember who is stationed outside Ohio on active duty military orders. I am a nonresident military servicemember who is stationed in Ohio due to military orders. Section IV: Signature (required) Under penalties of perjury, I declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the information is true, correct and complete. Signature Date 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. IT 4 Instructions Most individuals are subject to Ohio income tax on their wages, salaries, or other compensation. To ensure this tax is paid, employers maintaining an office or transacting business in Ohio must withhold Ohio income tax, and school district income tax if applicable, from each individual who is an employee. Note: If you do not request additional withholding from your compensation, you may need to make estimated income tax payments using form IT 1040ES or estimated school district income tax payments using the SD 100ES. Individuals who commonly owe more in Ohio income taxes than what is withheld from their compensation include: Such employees who are subject to Ohio income tax (and school district income tax, if applicable) should complete sections I, II, and IV of the IT 4 to have their employer withhold the appropriate Ohio taxes from their compensation. If the employee does not complete the IT 4 and return it to his/her employer, the employer: z Spouses who file a joint Ohio income tax return and both report income, and z Individuals who have multiple jobs, all of which are subject to Ohio withholding. z Will withhold Ohio tax based on the employee claiming zero exemptions, and z Will not withhold school district income tax, even if the employee lives in a taxing school district. This section is for individuals whose income is deductible or excludable from Ohio income tax, and thus employer withholding is not required. Such employee should check the appropriate box to indicate which exemption applies to him/her. Checking the box will cause your employer to not withhold Ohio income tax and/or school district income tax. The exemptions include: An individual may be subject to an interest penalty for underpayment of estimated taxes (on form IT/SD 2210) based on under-withholding. Certain employees may be exempt from Ohio withholding because their income is not subject to Ohio tax. Such employees should complete sections I, III, and IV of the IT 4 only. 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. R.C. 5747.06(A) and Ohio Adm.Code 5703-7-10. Section I 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. Section II 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”. 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. 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). Line 5: If you expect to owe more Ohio income tax than the amount withheld from your compensation, you can request that your employer withhold an additional amount of Ohio income tax. This amount should be reported in whole dollars. Section III z Reciprocity Exemption: If you are a resident of Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Michigan or West Virginia and you work in Ohio, you do not owe Ohio income tax on your compensation. Instead, you should have your employer withhold income tax for your resident state. R.C. 5747.05(A)(2). z Resident Military Servicemember Exemption: If you are an Ohio resident and a member of the United States 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. R.C. 5747.01(A)(21). z 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. z 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 following are true: y y y y 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. You must provide a copy of the employee’s spousal military identification card issued to the employee by the Department of Defense when completing the IT 4. 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. Note: For more information on taxation of military servicemembers and their civilian spouses, see 50a U.S.C. §571. z Statutory Withholding Exemptions: Compensation earned in any of the following circumstances is not subject to Ohio income tax or school district income tax withholding: y y y Agricultural labor (as defined in 26 U.S.C. §3121(g)); Domestic service in a private home, local college club, or local chapter of a college fraternity or sorority; Services performed by an employee who is regularly employed by an employer to perform such service if she or he earns less than $300 during a calendar quarter; y y y Newspaper or shopping news delivery or distribution directly to a consumer, performed by an individual under the age of 18; Services performed for a foreign government or an international organization; and Services performed outside the employer’s trade or business if paid in any medium other than cash. *These exemptions are not common. Note: While the employer is not required to withhold on these amounts, the income is still subject to Ohio income tax and school district income tax (if applicable). As such, you may need to make estimated income tax payments using form IT 1040ES and/or estimated school district income tax payments using form SD 100ES. See R.C. 5747.06(A)(1) through (6).
Form IT 4
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Submit form IT 4 to your employer on or before the start date of employment so your employer will withhold and remit Ohio income tax. The IT 4 is a combined document inclusive of the IT 4, IT 4NR, IT 4 MIL, and IT 4 MIL SP.
We last updated the Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate in February 2023, so this is the latest version of Form IT 4, fully updated for tax year 2022. You can download or print current or past-year PDFs of Form IT 4 directly from TaxFormFinder. You can print other Ohio tax forms here.
Related Ohio Other Forms:
|Form Code||Form Name|
|Form IT 40P||Income Tax Payment Voucher|
|Form IT 40XP||Amended Income Tax Return Payment Voucher|
|IT 4708 UPC||Payment Coupon for Pass-Through Entity/Fiduciary Income Tax|
|Form IT 4 MIL||Military Employee Withholding Exemption Certificate|
|Form IT 4708ES||Ohio Estimated Income Tax Payment Coupon for Investors in Pass-Through Entities (OBSOLETE)|
|Form IT 4708||Composite Income Tax Return for Certain Investors in a Pass-Through Entity|
Ohio usually releases forms for the current tax year between January and April. We last updated Ohio Form IT 4 from the Department of Taxation in February 2023.
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