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 does an employer find out what school district my employee lives in? What if my employee does not know what school district he/she lives in?

The employer must canvass your employees to find out what district each employee lives in. After that, the employer may rely on new employees completing the Ohio IT 4 exemption form and current employees updating their exemption form. Do not use the          federal W-4 exemption form for Ohio or school district purposes.

The employee can go to the Ohio Department of Taxation website to locate an online resource called The Finder. The employee enters their street address and The Finder will provide the school district information. The employee can also contact their county board of elections or county auditor. Either agency should be able to identify the employee's school district of residence based on the street address.