Frequently Asked Questions

The Ohio Department of Taxation has compiled a list of frequently asked questions covering many different categories.

To view the questions, click on the "Select Category" bar and then click on the category you are interested in.  A list of questions will appear pertaining to that category. Then click on the question you are inquiring about and the answer will appear.

What type of reasons will be accepted for the tax preparer opt out form?

There are very few reasons why a return cannot be submitted electronically. Preparers who intend to file state income tax returns for Ohio must comply with the electronic filing mandate.

Preparers seeking to opt out of electronic filing must present strongly compelling reasons to justify the waiver of the requirement. Preparers filing tax returns with the state of Ohio should plan to comply with the electronic filing mandate and not assume that their request to opt out will be granted. The opt out approval is only valid for one year; preparers must submit their requests annually.