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 was an electronically filed return rejected by the Department of Taxation?

There are certain requirements for electronically filed returns. When a return is rejected, you are generally provided with an error code and a reason for the rejection. For a complete list of error codes and their related reasons, see 2018 MeF Error Codes.

You must correct all errors before the return can be electronically filed with the Department.

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