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.

Who is eligible to use Ohio I-File?

You may use Ohio I-File UNLESS you meet any one of the following:

  • You are a first-time filer to Ohio.
  • You are attempting to file an amended Ohio individual income tax return.
  • You have more than 19 dependents and your filing status is Single or Married Filing Separately.
  • You have more than 18 dependents and your filing status is Married Filing Jointly.
  • You are filing a return for a deceased taxpayer as the executor or guardian.
  • You have a foreign address or an in-care-of address.
  • You are entitled to a Lump Sum Retirement Credit.
  • You are entitled to a Lump Sum Distribution Credit.
  • You do not have a social security number or taxpayer identification number