The Ohio Department of Taxation has amended the process taxpayers use to report their “school districts of residence.” The amendment is intended to simplify the rule that requires taxpayers to indicate on their state tax returns their school districts of residence, or their full-year nonresidency, by using a four-digit number assigned to the school district by the tax commissioner. The four-digit school district numbers and nonresident numbers will be published on the department’s website as well as included in the annual income tax return instructions. The amended rule is effective Aug. 27, 2021.
As part of the Ohio Department of Taxation’s five-year rule review process, the department has amended the determination of resident status for individual income tax purposes. The goal is to improve the rule’s readability and clarity of the factors that will and will not be considered when determining an individual taxpayer’s residency status. The types of writings or recordings that an individual can submit to prove the number of contact periods in Ohio were also updated. The amended rule is effective Aug. 27, 2021.