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Yay!! Ohians can begin filing their state income tax as of today, January, 28th, 2019 according to the  Department of Taxation.

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According to ABC6OnYourSide.com, more than 5.5 million Ohio taxpayers are expected to file by the April 15 deadline, but there are a few changes.

  • An increase in the maximum deduction for Medical Savings Account contributions;
  • Increases to tax-free contributions to an Ohio 529 plan or to a STABLE account to a maximum of $4,000 per beneficiary;
  • An inflation adjustment to the personal exemption and the tax brackets;
  • A new deduction for income earned by out-of-state business owners and nonresident employees who conduct disaster work in Ohio during a disaster response, and
  • Shorter, simpler tax booklet instructions.

The state has also stepped up its fraud protection by directing some taxpayers to take an identification quiz.

Have you filed your taxes yet?

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