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.

Is the amount charged for the federal excise tax (FET) included in the tax base for calculating sales tax?

No. This is a 12 percent federal excise tax, which is required to be collected by a motor vehicle dealer when the dealer sells a heavy truck. Since it is a direct tax on the purchaser, it is not part of the tax base for collecting sales tax.