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 know if a notice from the Department of Taxation is legitimate?

If you are unsure if communication from the Department is legitimate, you can find examples of our notices here. Additionally, you can contact the Department by email or by calling 1-800-282-1780 (1-800-750-0750 for the hearing impaired) to confirm a notice was sent.

While the Department does send Tax Alerts and other information by email, the Department will never solicit personal information using email. All emails sent from the Department will use an address ending in “tax.state.oh.us”.

If you determine that a notice is not from the Department, DO NOT respond to it. Instead, please report the illegitimate notice here. In the “Please Describe the Essentials of the Suspected Non-Compliance/Fraud” area of this form, enter “Suspect Notice.”

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