Ohio Business Gateway
About the Gateway

Overview

The Ohio Business Gateway offers Ohio's businesses a time-and money-saving online filing and payment system that helps simplify business' relationship with government agencies.

Ohio businesses can use the Gateway to access various services and electronically submit transactions and payments with many state agencies. The Gateway also partners with local governments to enable businesses to file and pay selected Ohio municipal income taxes. View a complete list of services and transactions and see our Service Partners list below for more information about the agencies and their programs.

The Gateway complements a business' existing relationship with government agencies. The Gateway sends data and payment information directly to service partner program administrators so that they may continue to manage the overall account relationship with the businesses.

Businesses must be registered with a service partner before using the Gateway. Selected service partner registrations are available through the Gateway. Information about other registrations may be obtained by visiting New Businesses.

For general help with the Gateway, including information on how to create an account, log in, and submit transactions and payments, please see our Help/Tutorials/Telephone Support page. To access specific information and help for each of the services offered on the Gateway, please see the complete list of services and transactions.

About

The Ohio Business Gateway is a nationally-recognized, collaborative initiative of state and local government agencies and an important part of Ohio's digital government strategy. Gateway services offer Ohio's businesses a time- and money-saving online filing and payment system that helps simplify business' relationship with government agencies.

Ohio businesses can use the Gateway to access various services and electronically submit transactions and payments with many state agencies. The Gateway also partners with local governments to enable businesses to file and pay selected Ohio municipal income taxes.

By offering a single website for electronic filing, the Gateway provides businesses with an easier means to comply with multiple regulatory requirements, and it reduces or eliminates the postage expenses, repetitious data entry, mathematical mistakes, and potential for overlooking required data that typically accompany paper-based methods. Furthermore, the Gateway directly benefits government by helping to reduce administrative costs and improve quality, lowering barriers to develop on-line applications, and providing significant exposure to the Gateway's growing number of business users.

Program Office

For assistance by phone, call the Gateway Help Desk at 866-OHIO-GOV (866-644-6468). The Help Desk is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., excluding state holidays, and provides access to qualified representatives from each service partner who are authorized to assist with electronic filing and service-related questions.

General questions, comments or feedback concerning the Gateway may be directed to:

Ohio Business Gateway
Office of the Program Director
30 E. Broad Street, 19th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-7344
Fax: (614) 485-1002

Steering Committee

The Ohio Business Gateway Steering Committee was created to direct the continuing development of the Gateway and to oversee its operations. The committee provides general oversight and makes recommendations regarding improvements to the Gateway. The committee considers all banking, technological, administrative, and other issues associated with the Gateway. Defined by section 5703.57 of the Ohio Revised Code, the committee is comprised of ex-officio members and seven additional members appointed by the Governor.

Ex-Officio Agency Members
in alphabetical order
  • Robert Blair, Director, Department of Administrative Services
  • Sarah Morrison, Interim Administrator/CEO, Bureau of Workers' Compensation
  • Stuart R. Davis, State Chief Information Officer and Assistant Director, Department of Administrative Services
  • Cynthia C. Dungey, Director, Department of Job and Family Services
  • David Goodman, Director, Development Services Agency
  • Jon Husted, Secretary of State
  • Timothy S. Keen, Director, Office of Budget and Management
  • Josh Mandel, Treasurer of State
  • Kevin L. Miller, Executive Director, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
  • R. Keith Overly, Executive Director, Public Employees Deferred Compensation Program
  • Mary Taylor, Lieutenant Governor
  • Joe Testa, Tax Commissioner, Department of Taxation
  • Jacqueline T. Williams, Director, Department of Commerce

Governor-Appointed Members
in alphabetical order
  • Crystal Faulkner, Cincinnati, representing practitioners
  • Dale Fellows, Willoughby Hills, representing the business community
  • Al Macre, Stuebenville, representing practitioners
  • Greg Tantari, Hilliard, representing municipal tax administrators
  • To be named, representing the business community

Service Partners

The following agencies have joined with the Gateway to offer electronic filing services for selected regulatory and compliance activities administered by the agencies. By offering services on the Gateway, the service partners still continue to serve as the official administrator of the respective service(s).