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Tax Reform Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Auditors will obtain alternative income verification for those who do not file Ohio income tax returns. Applicants will be asked to supply source documents such as W-2s, 1099s, etc. to verify income.