Electronic sales tax filing through the Ohio Business Gateway (OBG) is now much easier. Two file upload options allow businesses with sales in multiple counties to file a single universal sales tax return, or UST-1.
The first option, the "UST-1 County File Upload," allows taxpayers and practitioners to upload a file to the OBG containing multi-county sales and tax liability data for one UST-1 return, saving as many as 184 manual entries for businesses with sales in all Ohio counties.
The second option further simplifies the system. This "Full UST-1 File Upload" capability allows taxpayers and practitioners to create a single file that contains every line item of their sales tax return, then upload it with just a few mouse clicks. This eliminates the need to enter any data into the OBG manually.
The instructions below explain the file requirements for each sales or use tax option and provide step-by-step instructions.
Two similar options for filing a universal use tax return are now available. The "UUT-1 County File Upload" option allows the upload of multi-county purchases and tax liability data on one UUT-1 return, while the "Full UUT-1 File Upload" option allows the creation of a single file that contains every line item of their use tax return. The instructions below explain the requirements and provide a step-by-step filing guide.
Ready to begin filing? Get started at the Ohio Business Gateway.