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 is the Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT) requiring taxpayers to take an identity confirmation quiz?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state tax collection agencies across the country have seen a surge in attempted income tax fraud. Criminal groups are using stolen social security numbers to file fraudulent income tax returns requesting refunds. To thwart this type of fraud and safeguard taxpayer dollars, ODT has implemented security measures to confirm the identity of Ohio taxpayers filing income tax returns requesting refunds. The process may require a taxpayer to take a quiz.