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 had to confirm my identity with the Ohio Department of Taxation in filing my previous year Ohio IT-1040, will I have to confirm my identity again this year when filing my current year Ohio IT-1040?

You may be asked to confirm your identity again this year. With tax fraud schemes ever-changing and data breaches occurring frequently, the filing of an Ohio income tax return for each tax year must stand on its own.