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 update my name with the Department of Taxation?

Generally, if you have taken the proper steps to legally change your name, the Department is notified. However, you can provide legible documentation (such as your driver’s license, social security card, marriage license) showing your new name to the Department by either:

You should use your current legal name when filing your returns with the Department. The Department will contact you if additional documentation is needed to verify the change.