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 claimed the Ohio Adoption Credit in a previous year, but I didn’t use the entire credit. Will the amount of the credit that I am trying to carry forward automatically be placed on my current year return?

No. The taxpayer is responsible for claiming any credit carry forward on the Ohio Adoption Credit line on the Ohio Schedule Credits portion of the return. ODT will not input the credit carry forward amount from a prior year return to their current year return. If a taxpayer forgets to claim the credit on their original Ohio IT 1040, they must file an 1040X return claiming the credit.