FAQs - Ohio ePayment

Is Ohio ePayment secure?

Yes, it's secure. The Ohio Department of Taxation is using the latest Internet security technology to secure the transactions.

Security Protocols

Ohio ePayment has many layers of security. This includes processes and procedures to stop unauthorized access, validate appropriate participants, and ensure the integrity of the system. All transmissions to and from Ohio ePayment use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, which is the industry-standard protocol for secure, Web-based communications.


The ePayment application uses 128-bit SSL encryption on data passing from the user to the application. This is the highest level of encryption generally available today. The information cannot be read without the specific decryption key.