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.

What is corporation franchise tax?

The Ohio corporation franchise tax is a tax applied to both domestic corporations (those incorporated in Ohio) and foreign corporations (those incorporated outside of Ohio) for the privilege of doing business in Ohio, owning capital or property in Ohio, holding a charter or certificate of compliance authorizing the corporation to do business in Ohio, or otherwise having a presence (nexus) in Ohio during a calendar year.