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.

Can I get a refund if I overpay my tax?

Anyone who overpays sales tax can get a refund by applying to the Tax Commissioner. In no case may applications be filed later than four years from the date of the payment. All refund claims must be filed using the proper form (ST-AR), which is available on our Web site at Tax Forms.

Interest may be paid on a paid assessment when it is determined that it was issued in error. Interest may be paid when it is determined that taxes have been paid in error.