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.

How do I contest an assessment?

While you may informally contact the Department to request more information about an assessment, to protect your appeal rights you must submit your objection(s) to an assessment in writing to the Department.  You must file a Petition for Reassessment within sixty days of receipt of the assessment with all applicable documentation to support your objection.  Instructions on filing appeals and payment requirements are provided with the notice of assessment. See Ohio Revised Code section 718.90 for additional information.