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.

When did the expanded homestead exemption start?

The expanded homestead exemption started with real property tax bills payable in 2008. For real property, bills paid in the current year cover the previous tax year; for example, bills paid in 2011 cover the 2010 tax year, and so on for subsequent years. For manufactured or mobile homes, bills paid in 2011 cover the 2011 tax year, and so on for subsequent years.