Politics
12:19 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Ohio to End Automatic Tax Form Mailing

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio will stop mailing state tax forms and instruction booklets in a change expected to save $1.2 million.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the paperwork won't be delivered to taxpayers' mailboxes starting next year. The Ohio Department of Taxation was already only sending forms to those who filed their taxes by mail the year before.

Taxpayers who mailed in their 2010 returns will receive postcards with their options for obtaining booklets and forms.

Tax department spokesman Howard Wheat says they'll find the materials at banks, post offices and libraries. They can also download the documents from the agency's website or contact the department for an old-fashioned mailing.

Wheat says a dozen other states and the IRS have also stopped automatic mailings.