Going Into the Military
Ohio resident military members have the same tax obligations as non-military residents of Ohio. As an Ohio resident military member, you are still required to file an Ohio Individual Income Tax Return. You are also required to file a School District Income Tax Return if your Home of Record is in a taxing school district.
A benefit of being an Ohio resident military member is that there are a couple of deductions available that may significantly reduce the taxable income of the military member. For example, there is a deduction for military income earned while the military member is stationed outside of Ohio on a permanent active duty assignment.
There is more information available about additional deductions as well as information on the tax obligations for Ohio resident military members and military members stationed in Ohio available under Filing My Ohio Income Tax Return or on ODT’s Military Page.