How to Register: Registration can be completed online through the Ohio Business Gateway or via paper application. Ohio has different types of licenses for different types of vendors. Each has an associated cost. See the descriptions below in order to know which type of license applies to your situation.
Vendor – $25 – Each person with a fixed place of business in Ohio from which taxable sales are made. Vendors must have one license for each fixed place of business. The County Auditor issues licenses. Use Form ST‐1.
Transient Vendor – $25 – Retailer who transports stock of goods to temporary places of business in order to make sales. The license is issued by the Department of Taxation and is valid throughout the state. Use Form ST1‐T.
Seller – No fee – Retailer located outside of Ohio who makes retail sales of property or services for storage, use, or consumption in Ohio. The license is issued by the Department of Taxation. Register Online.
Filing Requirements: All vendors – regardless of sales or use tax volume – are now required to file electronically rather than on paper.
Due Date: Monthly sales tax returns are due by the 23rd of the following month from the period filed. Semi annual sales tax returns are due the following month from the end of the six-month period.
Where to File: Ohio Business Gateway Electronic Filing
What Will You Need: Taxpayers must create a username to access the system. You will need to provide your federal employee identification number (FEIN) or social security number (SSN), business contact information, and the primary user’s contact information.
Renewal: Not Required.
Additional Information: Ohio Sales Tax Rules and Regulations