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.

I have joint debt(s) with a current or former spouse. Am I liable for more than half of the debt(s)?

Yes. Spouses who file a “married filing jointly” return are jointly liable for the total debt, whether or not they are still married.  Thus, it is possible that more than half the debt will be collected from you. See R.C. 5747.08(E).