Welcome to Ohio TeleFile - Sales and Use Tax
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.
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
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
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
have signed your return.
What if I need To change an answer while I am using
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
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
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
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
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