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.

Why is ODT requesting information from your driver’s license to be entered on electronically filed Ohio returns?

Ohio, along with other states, will require driver's license information for the primary taxpayer and spouse (if Married Filing Jointly) beginning in tax year 2016 in an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud. Taxpayers will be asked to provide the information from their driver's license or state issued identification card. For taxpayers who do not have a driver's license or state ID card, they will have the option to indicate such and still be allowed to e-file.

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