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 the process to register to use Ohio I-File?

  • Confirm Your Identity -You will be required to provide your social security number, last name and date of birth. Additionally, you will be required to enter your 2013 federal adjusted gross income from your  IT 1040 or 1040 EZ Ohio return or the issue date of your current Ohio Driver's License or State ID. All of this information must match our records.
  • Provide Security Settings – You will be required to create a User ID, password and answer two security questions.
  • Provide Contact Information - You have the option to provide daytime and alternate telephone numbers and an e-mail address. Providing and validating a good e-mail address will provide you with additional features of Online Services.

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