This guide will walk you through what you need to know to register for a sales tax permit in Ohio. For more information about sales tax in the Buckeye State, check out our Ohio Sales Tax Guide.
Who needs a sales tax permit in Ohio?
Ohio requires any person or business making retail sales of tangible personal property or taxable services to register for the sales tax by obtaining a “vendor’s license.”
How do you register for a sales tax permit in Ohio?
You can register for an Ohio sales tax permit in one of two ways:
Register online at the Ohio Business Gateway
Apply in person at your county auditor’s office
What information do you need to register for a sales tax permit in Ohio?
Business identification information
Date you will begin collecting Ohio sales tax
How much does it cost to apply for a sales tax permit in Ohio?
For sellers located in Ohio an Ohio sales tax permit (form ST-1, called a vendor’s permit) is $25 and you must pay via ACH debit.
For “remote sellers” (sellers located outside of Ohio but required to collect sales tax in Ohio due to sales tax nexus) form UT-1000 is free.
Other state registration fees may apply.
How long does it take to receive your Ohio sales tax permit?
While Ohio isn’t specific about how soon they’ll send your Ohio sales tax permit, you can generally expect to receive a sales tax permit within 10 business days.
Do you have to renew your Ohio sales tax permit?
Ohio has also released a handy video guiding you through registering for a sales tax permit. (This specific case is for in-state sellers, but the video is still helpful if you’re a remote seller into Ohio.) Watch the tutorial here:
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