FAQs - Individual Income Tax Preparer Electronic Filing Requirement

Why did Ohio decide to require tax preparers to file electronically?

The primary reason for the requirement is to reduce the costs associated with processing income tax returns.

Electronic filing also offers several practical advantages to taxpayers and preparers. Returns submitted electronically are more accurate and allow for faster, more efficient processing procedures and quicker refunds. Electronic returns also facilitate more rapid comparisons between the federal, state and school district returns that minimize discrepancies.