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.

Do businesses need to be concerned with use tax?

A business is no different than any other Ohio consumer when it comes to possible use tax liability. For example, if a business buys a taxable item from out-of-state, such as office equipment or supplies, the business owes use tax. The tax must be paid to the seller, if charged, or directly to the State of Ohio on a voluntary payment form (VP USE) is available on our Web site at Tax Forms.