January 4, 2000 - Columbus, Ohio
- Don't Junk This Mail
Over the next week, more than 5.3 million Ohio households
will receive their 1999 Ohio Income Tax forms in the mail.
The first booklets hit the mail in northwest Ohio late last
week. Mailings through the rest of the state will continue
through January 10th.
New this year, refunds can be deposited directly into the
bank accounts of taxpayers who file their returns by
telephone (TeleFile) or electronically (E-File). People who
choose direct deposit will get their refunds back in as
little as seven days.
- The Department of Taxation is distributing three types of
booklets (forms and instructions included) this year:
Standard – covers the 1040 & E-Z
returns. Mailing 3.6 million.
TeleFile – sent only to eligible
taxpayers. Mailing 1.5 million.
Hybrid – covers TeleFile and E-Z
returns. Mailing 200,000.
- 1999 tax forms filled fourteen semi-trailer trucks.
- Total cost of printing and mailing tax forms this year is
approximately $1.76 million (printing: $940,000; mailing:
- The average cost of mailing – first-class, per item -- is
$.154 (we pre-sort extensively to hold down
- Households get the forms first; libraries, banks and post
offices, in the various zip codes, will have tax forms
available ten days later.
- To protect taxpayer privacy, social security numbers are
no longer printed on mailing labels (taxpayers are now
assigned account numbers).
- MOST TAX FORMS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE:
- Last year, we processed 5,189,352 income tax returns. We
sent back 3,986,428 refund checks (nearly 76% of us get
For more information contact:
Gary Gudmundson, Communications Director
Ohio Department of Taxation