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.

Can I file my tax return through Income Tax Online Services jointly with my deceased spouse?

Yes. The surviving spouse should be entered as the primary taxpayer in the demographics page. Type the word “deceased” after the first name of the deceased taxpayer. You must file a paper return for a deceased taxpayer if you are the executor or taxpayer representative.