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 we are not entitled to treatment as a non-liable spouse or we agree with the proposed offset, when can we expect to receive our portion of the refund?

You will generally receive any refund not subject to offset within 60 days of the date of the Ohio Income Tax Refund Offset letter.  However, you can potentially receive your refund sooner by notifying the Department of Taxation that you agree with the offset as shown on the letter.

Please complete the “We Agree with the Offset” section of the letter and submit it by either:

  • Mail:
    Ohio Department of Taxation
    Compliance Division, Attention - Offset Unit
    PO Box 183050
    Columbus, OH 43218-3050
  • Fax: (206) 339-4207