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.

If I receive an email from ODT, how do I know it is legitimate and not a scam?

ODT will not solicit personal identifiable information (PII) from a Tax Alert or any periodic email campaign. Therefore if you do receive an email purported to be from ODT, please do not provide any PII, do not click on any hyperlinks in the email, etc. Our emails contain information only, typically contain a link back to and may contain another link to a site relevant to the topic of the communication (i.e. link to specific Ohio Revised Code).

All emails being sent from ODT will end in the exchange and will never ask the recipient to provide PII in an email response. If you receive an email purported to be from ODT that does not end in this exchange, it may be a phishing expedition/scam. Do not click on any links contained therein and do not provide any PII in response.