Individual Income Tax

Software Developers: Scanning Specifications

Each year, as a service to software developers, the Ohio Department of Taxation publishes scanning specifications for its major tax forms.

The department prescribes the formats in order to ensure that forms are compatible with the department’s scanning equipment and can be processed in an efficient, accurate and economical manner. The specifications are intended for computerized tax processors, software developers, computer programmers, commercial printers, and others who develop and use substitute and reproduced tax forms.

All scanning specifications are located in the Tax Forms section of this Web site. They may be accessed by using the search menu to select "Software Developer Specifications" as the tax type.