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.

After completing the return, I am due a refund.

Mail the completed tax return and any supporting documentation along with a copy of the RAR Billing Notice to the address shown on your billing notice. We will review this information and notify you of any changes made.

If you are an Ohio resident, or if you are a nonresident who earns or receives income in Ohio, you are required to file an Ohio income tax return each year.  If you do not file a tax return, you may be subject to a failure to file penalty.  This penalty may be applied against your refund, and if your refund is less than the penalty, you may be billed for the difference.