Electronic Services

Business Tax - Credit Card Payments Now Accepted

You can now pay the following business taxes with a credit card:

  • Employer Withholding
  • Sales & Use Tax
  • School District Employer Withholding

In cooperation with the State of Ohio, Official Payments Corporation offers businesses the opportunity to pay taxes by telephone, over the Internet, or via the Ohio Business Gateway.

In order to process credit card payments, Official Payments Corporation, the credit card service provider, charges a service fee of 2.5% (or $1.00, whichever is greater) on the amount of the transaction.

EASY PAYMENT VIA PHONE, INTERNET, OR THE OHIO BUSINESS GATEWAY

PHONE

To pay by credit card using a touch-tone telephone, call the toll-free number 1-800-2PAY-TAX (1-800-272-9829).  Enter Ohio's Business Tax Jurisdiction Code 6447 when prompted and follow the recorded instructions.

INTERNET

Employer Withholding Tax and Sales & Use Tax are payable by credit card over the Internet at the Official Payments Corporation website.

For telephone and Internet payments, you will be asked to enter basic information such as:

  • The type of tax payment you are making
  • The tax payment amount
  • Payer information
  • Your account or vendor's license number
  • Your PIN number
  • The reporting period
  • Your credit card information

The system will:

  • Tell you the total dollar amount of your payment including the service fee
  • Obtain approval of the charge
  • Provide you with a confirmation number.  Be sure to write down your confirmation number as record of your payment.

The credit card transaction will appear on your credit card statement.  The tax amount will be on one line and the service fee amount on a separate line.

OHIO BUSINESS GATEWAY

Business taxes (Employer Withholding, School District Withholding and Sales & Use Taxes) can now be filed and paid by credit card on the Ohio Business Gateway.

Once you have entered your filing and payment information into the Gateway system, it will:

  • Tell you the total dollar amount of your payment including the service fee
  • Obtain approval of the charge
  • Provide you with a confirmation number.  Be sure to write down your confirmation number as record of your payment.

The credit card transaction will appear on your credit card statement.  The tax amount will be on one line, and the service fee amount on a separate line.