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.

Why is the Department of Taxation requesting information from my driver's license or state ID card?

The Department requires every taxpayer included on an electronically filed return (including those using a tax preparer) to provide information from their current driver’s license or state ID. This information is used to combat tax fraud. Taxpayers who do not have a current driver's license or state ID card are still able to file electronically. Those taxpayers must indicate they do not have a driver’s license or state ID.