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.

Should I file my Ohio individual income tax return even though I can't pay?

Yes. Filing your income tax return, even without payment if you owe, will avoid costly late filing penalties. We encourage you to make payment in full as soon as you are able. We will bill you for the tax plus additional charges at a later date. The Ohio Department of Taxation is not authorized to make payment plans.

Even if you are only making a partial payment, please include the Ohio form IT 40P and be sure to indicate on your check your social security number and the taxable year. Please do not enclose a copy of your income tax return with your check.

You may make an electronic payment using Ohio ePayment.

Your tax due amount will appear in the Outstanding Balance section of the Dashboard, which is the first page displayed after logging in.