Frequently Asked Questions

The Ohio Department of Taxation has compiled a list of frequently asked questions covering many different categories.

To view the questions, click on the "Select Category" bar and then click on the category you are interested in.  A list of questions will appear pertaining to that category. Then click on the question you are inquiring about and the answer will appear.

Must I charge tax when I sell a prepaid authorization number or prepaid telephone calling card?

Yes. The sale of a prepaid authorization number and/or a prepaid telephone calling card is considered a sale subject to sales tax, unless the purchaser has a statutory basis for claiming exception or exemption.

“Prepaid authorization number” means a numeric or alphanumeric combination that represents a prepaid account that can be used by the account holder solely to obtain telecommunications service, and includes any renewals or increases in the prepaid account.

"Prepaid telephone calling card” means a tangible item that contains a prepaid authorization number that can be used solely to obtain telecommunications service, and includes any renewals or increases in the prepaid account.

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