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.

Will my OAGI be verified?

The application form requires individuals to report OAGI, and it is signed under penalty of perjury. Ohio law also provides that anyone who makes a false statement for purposes of obtaining a homestead exemption is guilty of a fourth-degree misdemeanor. Individuals convicted of such a misdemeanor are ineligible to receive the homestead exemption for the three years following the conviction.  

County auditors will also be able to verify OAGI using a web-based application for those who file Ohio income tax returns.  

DTE Form 105H may be provided to applicants who have not filed an Ohio income tax return.  DTE Form 105H is a tool for auditors to estimate Ohio income.  It is not intended to be a substitute for filing an income tax return.  Applicants may be asked to supply source documents such as W-2s, 1099s, etc. to verify income.