The Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT) issued a release referencing new procedures that have been put in place to help prevent Identity Theft on tax refunds. The new safeguards will allow ODT to help select returns that may be fraudulently seeking a refund. If your return is selected for further investigation, you will receive a letter in the mail from the ODT, asking you to log onto www.tax.ohio.gov and answer the Identification Confirmation Quiz. Once you have successfully completed the quiz, ODT will continue processing your return.
The additional screening and security measures will unfortunately slow the processing of electronic and paper returns, and the issuance of refunds. Electronic returns requesting a refund may take up to 15 days to be direct deposited this year, and paper returns could take up to 30 days for a physical check to be mailed out.
If you receive a letter or have any questions about the Identification Confirmation Quiz, please feel free to contact us!
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