Will my donation to the Ohio Political Party Fund decrease my refund or increase the amount of tax I owe?
Choosing to donate to the Ohio Political Party Fund will neither increase the tax due nor reduce the refund shown on your return. If your filing status is Single or Head of Household, Married Filing Separately, or Qualifying Widow(er), and your tax is $1 or more, you may choose to have $1 go to this fund by answering Yes on the screen. If your filing status is Married Filing Jointly, and your tax is $2 or more, each of you may choose to have $1 go to this fund by answering Yes on the screen.
The Ohio General Assembly established this fund to support public financing of Ohio political parties. Money from this fund may only be used for administrative costs associated with party headquarters, party fund-raising drives, organization of voter registration, and get-out-the-vote campaigns not related to any particular candidate or election.