Fighting Identity Theft & Income Tax Fraud 

Did You Get an Identity Confirmation Quiz Letter?

With income tax fraud and identity theft on the rise, the Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT) is committed to safeguarding taxpayer dollars by increasing security measures. The identity confirmation quiz is just one of the tools ODT is using to prevent fraudsters from receiving a refund as a result of identity theft.

If you received a quiz letter from us in response to a tax return that you filed or authorized someone else to file on your behalf, you'll need to complete the simple quiz to confirm your identity. The quiz should take just a few minutes of your time. Once you have passed the quiz, ODT will continue processing your return.

To login and take the identity confirmation quiz, you will need: 

  1. Reference Number from the quiz letter, and
  2. Authorization Code from the quiz letter, and
  3. Refund amount requested from your Ohio individual or school district tax return.

If you received a quiz letter from us and did not file or authorize someone else to file a return on your behalf, please click the blue button labeled “Take Quiz/Identify Return as Suspicious” in order to report the suspect return.  After identifying the return as suspect, we encourage you to review the Identity Theft FAQ’s on our website.  Please note: identifying the return as suspicious will aid in the processing of your actual return when filed, if you have an Ohio filing requirement.

For more details regarding the quiz, watch the tutorial below:

If you have trouble viewing the video on this page, click here to view the video directly on YouTube.

To begin the quiz or identify the return as suspicious click the blue button below.