TeleFile is a quick and easy method to file your sales tax return. In order to get started all you need is a touch tone telephone and your sales tax information. One requirement for TeleFile is you must have a county vendor's license and must be remitting sales tax for only the one county for which the license was issued. Payment can be made by electronic check or credit card.
Before filing with TeleFile, we recommend you review the Frequently Asked Questions, below. Links to detailed TeleFile instructions and worksheets for both monthly and semi-annual filers are at the bottom of this page.
TeleFile Frequently Asked Questions
What is TeleFile?
TeleFile is a way to file sales tax returns and make payments by using the telephone.
What do I need to have available when I call the TeleFile number?
You will need the vendor’s license number, the 2 digit taxpayer identification number (TIN), the period end date (mmddyyyy) for the reporting period, the completed UST 1 TeleFile worksheet for the reporting period, your county code (the first 2 digits of your vendors license number), and your bank account and routing numbers or valid acceptable credit card.
How do I sign my TeleFile return?
The TeleFile script will instruct you on entering a numeric code for your signature. Your return is not filed until you sign the return. You will receive a confirmation number once you
have signed your return.
What if I need To change an answer while I am using TeleFile?
During your TeleFile call, you will be asked several questions. After you answer each question by using the numbers on your telephone keypad, TeleFile will repeat your answer and ask you if the answer is correct. If you respond with a “no,” you will have one more chance to give the correct answer.
Once you respond with a “yes” answer, you cannot go back to change the answer unless specifically directed to do so. However, if at any time during the TeleFile call you realize that one of your earlier answers was wrong, just hang up and start again.
What should I do if I need To correct my return once I have TeleFiled?
You must file an amended return through Ohio Sales Tax TeleFile or the Ohio Business Gateway.
What should I keep in my records to verify my filing and/or payment?
The TeleFile system will provide you with a 12-digit confirmation number after we have accepted your filing. Please enter the confirmation number in the appropriate box on your worksheet. If you choose to pay by credit card, you will receive a separate confirmation for your payment.
What special instructions are there for payment by electronic check?
Please indicate whether the account from which you are paying your tax is a checking or savings account. The first 2 digits of the routing number must be 01 through 12, or 21 through 32. Do not use a deposit slip to verify the number because it may contain internal routing numbers that are not part of the actual number. On the sample check below, the routing number is 044036036. Note: The routing and account numbers may appear in different places on your check. The account number can be up to 17 digits. Omit hyphens, spaces and special symbols. Enter the number from left to right and leave any unused boxes blank. On the sample check, below, the account number is 40404059. Do not include the check number.
TeleFile instructions and worksheets