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.

Do both the primary taxpayer and spouse (if Married Filing Jointly) need to pass the quiz if both received a letter and only one passes?

Yes. If an identity confirmation quiz letter was generated for both taxpayers of a Married Filing Jointly return, both taxpayers will be required to pass the quiz or send the necessary documentation. If one taxpayer does not pass or elect not to take the quiz, the return will not be processed until the taxpayer sends ODT the required supporting documentation. Please click here for further instructions.