Ohio's Tax Amnesty Program is a limited-time opportunity that offers taxpayer incentives for paying certain unreported and/or underreported taxes. During Ohio Tax Amnesty, the Ohio Department of Taxation is authorized to forgive all penalties and half of the interest associated with qualified taxes.
Amnesty helps taxpayers make good on their responsibilities and allows the State of Ohio to ensure fairness among all taxpayers. Similar programs in the past have benefitted thousands of participants and resulted in millions of dollars of additional tax revenue.
This website is your best source of information, but if you have further questions, you may email us or call 1-800-304-3211. If you'd like to receive automatic updates when new information is added, we encourage you to sign up for Ohio Tax Alert email notifications.
If you have a general taxability question, you are not required to tell us that you're interested in Ohio Tax Amnesty. If your question does necessitate providing personal information so the taxation representative can look up your account to assist you, be reassured that this is not being logged as a possible lead for the tax department.
If you have not already registered your business with the State of Ohio, you will need to submit a completed taxpayer registration form, along with the rest of your documentation. See our Prepare & Apply page for complete details.
Yes. Business Streamlined Sales Tax is the only tax that should be filed and paid electronically. A paper Streamlined Sales Tax application must also be mailed in to the Department. No other business or individual taxes may be filed or paid online.
No. Payments via paper check, money order or cashier's check must be mailed in with the application and returns. The only exception is one specific business tax, Streamlined Sales Tax. It should be filed and paid electronically, followed by a paper application mailed to us.