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 options do I have to receive my refund through Ohio I-File?

If you are filing an Ohio individual income tax return, you may deposit your refund into one of these 4 options listed below:

  • Direct deposit to checking account.
  • Direct deposit to savings account.
  • Direct deposit to an IRA account.

  • Direct deposit to 529CollegeAdvantage account administered by the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority.

If filing an Ohio school district income tax return, you may deposit your refund into either a checking or savings account.

If you do not select a direct deposit option for your refund, a paper refund check will be mailed to the address on file.

Note: If you select one of the direct deposit options, in most cases you should receive your refund in approximately 15 business days from the date filed. If you filed your federal return through a paid preparer and received your refund through a refund anticipation loan, do not use the routing and account number provided to you by your paid preparer. If you select the paper check option, you should expect your check to be mailed to you within 30 days.