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 determine if I'm a resident of a school district?

You are a resident of a school district if your primary residence is in the school district. Items such as your voter registration, driver's license and vehicle registration can help determine your primary residence.

For example, a taxpayer attending college in School District A, but who either intends to return to his/her hometown in School District B or does not otherwise consider his/her college housing a permanent residence, would not be considered a resident of School District A.

Another example, a taxpayer who lives in School District C, but is temporarily reassigned to work/live in School District D for a limited duration, would be considered a resident of School District C, even though he/she is not physically present in School District C. The taxpayer's primary residence is still in School District C, as the temporary residence in School District D is not a permanent place of abode.