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 can't pay by the deadline, what will be the extra charge?

You will owe interest on any unpaid tax due not paid by the deadline. The Department of Taxation will bill you for the interest charge after your final tax due payment has been received. The annual interest rates (set by Ohio law) for the current year and the past ten years are listed in the table below:

Tax Year  Rate
 2018  4%
 2017  4%
 2016  3% 
 2015   3%
 2014  3%
 2013  3%
 2012  3%
 2011  4%
 2010  4%
 2009  5%
 2008  8%