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 is severance tax?

The severance tax is paid by a person, as defined in R.C. 5749.01(E), that extracts or severs natural resources from the soil or waters of Ohio. The severance tax is levied upon the extraction of natural resources and not upon the sale of natural resources.