New Requirement for Ohio Tax Filers
In an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud, the Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT), the IRS and other income taxing states are requesting additional information this filing season. Taxpayers will be asked to provide information from their driver’s license or state issued identification card. If you do not have a driver’s license or state issued identification, you will declare that on your return.
“The requirement for driver’s license or state issued identification is for all electronic filing of income tax and school district income tax returns,” Tax Program Assistant Administrator Pat Zimmerman, MTax, told OSCPA. “However, it does not currently apply to paper returns or when filing a domicile affidavit form.”
Zimmerman said if a license or ID is not issued by Ohio, the taxpayer needs to indicate which state issued the number.
He added that the IRS and many other states are requiring additional information from taxpayers this year to help protect their personal information and to combat tax fraud.
Kirsch CPA Group will continue to monitor the changes from the IRS and State taxing authorities and keep you informed of major changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us a 513-858-6040.