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.

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.