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 should I do if I cannot pay my tax due when I electronically file my return?

If you cannot pay the amount you owe on your Ohio individual income tax return or your Ohio school district income tax return at the time you are filing, you are given the option to future date your payment up to and including due date of the tax return using an electronic check. You can also file now and pay at a later date prior to the due date of the tax return utilizing your credit card through our Ohio ePayment system. You can enter the ePayment system utilizing the user ID and password established when you filed your return. Any payment made via credit card will be immediately deducted from your credit card. If you do not want to make an electronic payment, you should print an income tax payment voucher Ohio IT 40P to send with your payment at a later date. If you want to pay via check for your school district liability, print the SD 40P payment voucher to send with your payment at a later date.

Please remember that you must file your return by the due date of the tax return to avoid late filing penalties. If you do not pay your balance due you may be subject to penalties and interest imposed by the Ohio Department of Taxation for nonpayment or late payment of your tax liability.