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 rebates reduce the "price" for calculating sales or use tax?

No. A rebate is money that is or will be paid to the purchaser by the manufacturer after the sale is complete as an incentive to make the purchase. Typically, however, the purchaser assigns the rebate over to the dealer and it is used as all or part of the down payment. Therefore, the rebate amount that is part of the consideration received by the dealer and is part of the price paid upon which the tax is based.