Appearance of Refund Checks

While the Ohio Department of Taxation determines your refund amount, the Department does not issue your refund check. Instead, the Department certifies your refund amount to the Office of Budget and Management (OBM). OBM then issues your refund check known as a "warrant." The check will display "Taxation" followed by the tax type of the refund in the upper left hand corner.

The illustrations below show the front, back and remittance information (check stub) of the warrant for 2012 through June 2016, and July 2016 forward.


Warrant Illustrations July 2016 – Forward

New Warrant





Warrant Illustrations 2012 - June 2016

New Warrant

New Warrant Back

Remittance Information