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.

Can I make payments?

Ohio law does not authorize the Department of Taxation to set up a payment plan. We will apply partial payments to the outstanding balance. However, partial payments will not stop the imposition of additional interest or the referral of the account to the Attorney General's Office. The Attorney General's Office is the collection agent for the State of Ohio. To arrange for a payment plan, you must wait until we refer your account to the Attorney General's Office. The Attorney General will issue a notice to you after they receive the tax claim. The Attorney General's Office can accept your request for installment payments and agree to payment plans of up to one year. You will be required to meet with a representative of the Attorney General's Office and to sign a payment contract.