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 Department of Taxation allowing taxpayers to opt-in after the deadline?

The Ohio Business Gateway has been programmed to not allow late opt-ins.  The taxpayer will receive an error and can switch their opt-in to the following tax year.  If the Department receives a late paper registration (opt-in), the Department will contact the taxpayer to let them know the registration is invalid for the current tax year, but that it can be processed for the next tax year.