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Ohio Business Gateway
Save time and money by filing taxes and other transactions with the State of Ohio online.

Ohio businesses can use the Ohio Business Gateway to access various services and submit transactions and payments with many state agencies — such as:

  • Register for a vendor's license
  • File and pay sales tax and use tax
  • Register for, file and pay Commercial Activity Tax
  • File Unemployment Compensation Tax

How to get started

For tips and step-by-step instructions for logging in and getting started using the modernized Gateway, see learn how to get started and frequently asked questions.

How to get help

If you need assistance with the Gateway, call the Gateway Help Desk at 866-OHIO-GOV (866-644-6468) or put in a ticket online.

The Help Desk is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., excluding state holidays, and provides access to qualified representatives from each service partner who are authorized to assist with filing and service-related questions.

Available services and transactions

In alphabetical order by service/transaction.

BSVI Business Enterprise Program

Services Provided

  • Monthly Operating Report

Registration

Learn about registering for BSVI.

Agency/Department

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Commercial Activity Tax

Services Provided

  • CAT Returns (Semi-Annual, Annual, Minimum Fee, Annual, and Quarterly)
  • Payment only (return already filed)
  • CAT Assessment Payments
  • Billing Notice Payment
  • Address/contact, filing frequency, corporate structure, and cancel account updates

Registration

Register for Commercial Activity Tax on the Gateway.

Agency/Department

Department of Taxation

Deferred Compensation

Services Provided

  • Notification, billing, collection, and reconciliation of 457 plan contribution payments
  • Employer Contact Information update

Learn about registering for Deferred Compensation.

Agency/Department

Ohio Deferred Compensation

Equal Opportunity – MBE/EDGE, AA/EEO

Services Provided

  • Affirmative Action Program Verification
  • Certificate Of Compliance Application
  • Construction Contract I-29
  • Unified Application
  • Recertification Affidavit
  • EDGE Cross Certification
  • EDGE Mediation Complaint

Registration

Register for MBE/EDGE and AA/EEO on the Gateway.

Agency/Department

Department of Administrative Services

Employer Withholding

Services Provided

  • Withholding Tax Reports
    • IT-501 Employer's Withholding
    • IT-941 Employer's Annual Reconciliation
    • IT-942 Quarterly and 4th Quarter/Annual Reconciliations
  • School District Withholding Tax Reports
    • SD-101 Employer's School District Withholding
    • SD-141 Employer's School District Reconciliation
  • Billing Notice Payment
  • Assessment Payment
  • Payment only (return already filed)
  • Withholding account number maintenance

Registration

Register for employer withholding on the Gateway.

Agency/Department

Department of Taxation

Financial Institutions Tax

Services Provided

  • FIT Return
  • FIT Estimated Payments/Payment Only
  • FIT Maintain Corporate Structure
  • FIT Company Info Change
  • FIT Cancel Account

Registration

Register for FIT on the Gateway.

Agency/Department

Department of Taxation

Gross Casino Revenue Tax

Services Provided

  • File a New Return
  • Amend a Return
  • Make a Payment

Registration

Register for Gross Casino Revenue Tax on the Gateway.

Agency/Department

Department of Taxation

Horse Racing Tax

Agency/Department

  • File a Tax Return
  • Make a Payment

Registration

Register for Horse Racing Tax on the Gateway.

Department of Taxation

Services Provided

International Fuel Tax Agreement

Services Provided

  • File a New Return
  • Amend a Return
  • Make a Payment
  • Renew a License
  • Single-Trip Fuel Use Tax Permit

Registration

Register for International Fuel Tax Agreement on the Gateway.

Agency/Department

Department of Taxation

InvestOhio

Services Provided

  • Investor and Small Business Registration
  • Investment Application

Registration

Register for InvestOhio on the Gateway.

Agency/Department

Development Services Agency

Kilowatt Hour Tax

Services Provided

  • File a New Return
  • Amend a Return
  • Make a Payment

Registration

Register for Kilowatt Hour Tax on the Gateway.

Agency/Department

Department of Taxation

Motor Fuel Tax

Services Provided

  • Dealer
    • File a New Return
    • Amend a Return
    • Make a Payment
  • Exporter
    • File a New Return
    • Amend a Return
    • Make a Payment
  • Transportor
    • File a New Return
    • Amend a Return
    • Make a Payment
  • Terminal Operator
    • File a New Return
    • Amend a Return
    • Make a Payment

Registration

Register for Motor Fuel Tax on the Gateway.

Agency/Department

Department of Taxation

Municipal Net Profit Tax (State-Administered)

Services Provided

  • Municipal Net Profit – Registration
  • Municipal Net Profit – Tax Returns – coming Fall 2018
  • Municipal Net Profit – Estimated Payments
  • Municipal Net Profit – Extension Requests – coming Fall 2018
  • Municipal Net Profit – Refund Requests – coming Fall 2018
  • Municipal Net Profit – Account Maintenance – coming Fall 2018

Agency/Department

Department of Taxation

Municipal Taxes (Municipal-Administered)

Services Provided

  • Business Income (Net Profits) - Tax Returns
  • Business Income (Net Profits) - Estimated Payments
  • Business Income (Net Profits) - Extension Requests
  • Employer Withholding Taxes - Returns and Payments

Registration

Contact your municipality for registration information .

Agency/Department

More than 500 municipalities

Natural Gas Distribution Tax

Services Provided

  • File a New Return
  • Amend a Return
  • Make a Payment

Registration

Register for Natural Gas Distribution on the Gateway.

Agency/Department

Department of Taxation

Petroleum Activity Tax

Services Provided

  • PAT Filing
  • PAT Annual License Renewal Fee
  • PAT Payment Only
  • PAT Company Info Change
  • PAT Cancel Account

Registration

Register for PAT on the Gateway.

Agency/Department

Department of Taxation

Sales and Use Tax

Services Provided

  • State, County, and Transit Sales Tax Returns (UST-1)
  • Use Tax Returns (UUT-1)
  • Accelerated Sales Tax Payments
  • Billing Notice Payment
  • Assessment Payment
  • Payment only (return already filed)
  • Acco

Registration

Register for sales and use tax on the Gateway.

Agency/Department

Department of Taxation

Severance Tax

Services Provided

  • Severance Tax Return
  • Severance Tax Payment Only (Return Already Filed)
  • Severance Tax Account Setup
  • Severance Tax Company Info Change
  • Severance Tax Cancel Account

Registration

Register for Severance Tax on the Gateway.

Agency/Department

Department of Taxation

Unclaimed Funds

Services Provided

  • Unclaimed Funds Report
  • Unclaimed Funds Negative (None) Report

Registration

Register for Unclaimed Funds on the Gateway.

Agency/Department

Department of Commerce

Unemployment Compensation Tax

Services Provided

  • Employer's Report of Wages (JFS-66111, formerly UCO-2QR)

Registration

Register for unemployment via eric.ohio.gov.

Agency/Department

Department of Job and Family Services

Wireless 9-1-1 Charges

Services Provided

  • Wireless 9-1-1 Charges Return
  • Wireless 9-1-1 Charges Payment Only (Return Already Filed)
  • Wireless 9-1-1 Charges Company Info Change
  • Wireless 9-1-1 Charges Cancel Account

Registration

Register for Wireless 9-1-1 Charges on the Gateway.

Agency/Department

Department of Taxation

About the Gateway

The Gateway is a nationally-recognized, collaborative initiative of state and local government agencies and an important part of Ohio's digital government strategy. Gateway services offer Ohio's businesses a time- and money-saving online filing and payment system that helps simplify business' relationship with government agencies.

The Gateway also partners with local governments to enable businesses to file and pay selected Ohio municipal income taxes.

By offering a single website for electronic filing, the Gateway provides businesses with an easier means to comply with multiple regulatory requirements, and it reduces or eliminates the postage expenses, repetitious data entry, mathematical mistakes, and potential for overlooking required data that typically accompany paper-based methods. Furthermore, the Gateway directly benefits government by helping to reduce administrative costs and improve quality, lowering barriers to develop online applications, and providing significant exposure to the Gateway's growing number of business users.