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.

How do I know the Ohio Department of Taxation has received my return?

Please be aware that until you select "I Agree-File My Return" you have not filed your return. Once you have electronically filed your return, Ohio I-File will give you a confirmation number as verification your return is filed. If you file the Ohio school district income tax return, you will receive a separate confirmation number. You will also be able to view a transcript of your recently filed return(s) under the Tax Returns on File section on the Dashboard.

If you made a payment with your return via electronic check or credit card, you will receive a separate payment confirmation number. You should print and save this information for your records for four years.