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.

What is the “I Agree” checkbox I’m clicking on so I can take the ID Quiz?

By checking the “I Agree” box, you are providing approval under the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) authorizing the Ohio Department of Taxation to obtain information from your personal credit profile for the sole purpose of confirming your identity. The Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 (“FCRA”) is U.S. Federal Government legislation enacted to promote accuracy, fairness and privacy of consumer information that are contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies.

NOTE: This will have no effect on your credit score.