Did you receive a letter from us?
All title transfers and exemption claims on motor vehicles and other equipment is regularly audited by the Ohio Department of Taxation in accordance with Ohio Revised Code (RC) 4505.09(B)(2)(c) and 5739.13 to verify if the sales tax liability has been satisfied.
Motor Vehicle Casual Sales
There are three types of audit letters that we send. The recipients’ responses to these letters help us to review casual sales transactions to determine if a sales tax is owed. They can be identified by the letter name in the left, lower corner. The letters are: VTSIQ206 (seller inquiry), VTBIQ207 (buyer inquiry) and VTBTD217 (buyer tax due).
Sales/Use Tax Exemption Audit
There are many different types of audit letters that we send out to validate the exemption claim. They can be identified by the header information on the top on the page, and the box which specifies exemption type claimed.
Information regarding what to provide when responding to these letters can be found in our drop down list below.
Frequently Asked Questions Tool
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. For information on how to respond to the letter you received, click on the letter type.