FAQs - Individual Income Tax

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.”