What type of reasons will be accepted for the tax preparer opt out form?
Preparers seeking to opt out of electronic filing must present strongly compelling reasons to justify the waiver of the requirement. Preparers filing tax returns with the state of Ohio should plan to comply with the electronic filing mandate, and not assume that their request to opt out will be granted. The department’s view is that there are very few reasons why a return cannot be submitted electronically. Preparers who intend to file state income tax returns for Ohio must comply with the electronic filing mandate.