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.

What will be taxed that wasn’t taxed before?

  • Audiovisual products (such as movies), audio products (such as songs), and books delivered electronically. Tax applies to both temporary and permanent transfer (i.e., need not purchase the product for ownership). Examples are Netflix, HULU, I-Tunes, e-books for Kindle and other electronic readers.
  • The definition of “digital products” now complies with the Streamlined Sales Tax Project requirements.
  • Making these digital products taxable levels the playing field with physical goods that are currently taxed (printed books, CDs and DVDs, whether rented or owned).