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 type of hardware and software is required to use Income Tax Online Services?

You will need a computer with a standard browser and access to the Internet.

128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption:

Your computer browser must be capable of 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. Most browsers are capable of this encryption support.

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