OBG Electronic Filing
About OBG

Overview

OBG Electronic Filing 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 OBG to access various services and electronically submit transactions and payments with many state agencies. OBG Electronic Filing also partners with local governments to enable businesses to file and pay selected Ohio municipal income taxes. The complete list of services and transactions is shown below, and links to OBG's Partners provide access to more information about the agencies and their programs.

OBG complements a business' existing relationship with government agencies. OBG Electronic Filing sends data and payment information directly to program administrators at the agencies so that they may continue to manage the overall account relationship with the businesses.

Businesses must be registered with an agency before using OBG Electronic Filing. Selected agency registrations are available through OBG Electronic Filing. Information about other registrations may be obtained by visiting Starting a Business. If a registration is not offered on OBG Electronic Filing, the administering agency will provide information on how to obtain the registration necessary to begin using OBG Electronic Filing services. For Municipal Income Tax electronic filing, businesses must first register directly with municipalities before using OBG.

For general help with OBG Electronic Filing, including information on how to create an online account, login, and submit transactions and payments, please use the link for "Help" on the left side of the page. To access specific information and help for each of the services offered on OBG, please use the links within the list below.

About

OBG Electronic Filing is a nationally-recognized, collaborative initiative of state and local government agencies and an important part of Ohio's digital government strategy. OBG Electronic Filing 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 OBG to access various services and electronically submit transactions and payments with many state agencies. OBG Electronic Filing 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, OBG Electronic Filing 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, OBG Electronic Filing directly benefits government by helping to reduce administrative costs and improve quality, lowering barriers to develop on-line applications, and providing significant exposure to OBG Electronic Filing's growing number of business users.

Program Office

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

General questions, comments or feedback concerning OBG Electronic Filing may be directed to:

OBG Electronic Filing
Office of the Program Director
30 E. Broad Street, 39th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-7344
Fax: (614) 387-5558

Steering Committee

The Ohio Business Gateway Steering Committee was created to direct the continuing development of OBG Electronic Filing and to oversee its operations. The committee provides general oversight and makes recommendations regarding improvements to OBG Electronic Filing. The committee considers all banking, technological, administrative, and other issues associated with OBG Electronic Filing. 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
  • Stephen P. Buehrer, Administrator/CEO, Bureau of Workers' Compensation
  • Michael B. Colbert, Director, Department of Job and Family Services
  • Stuart R. Davis, State Chief Information Officer and Assistant Director, Department of Administrative 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
  • Andre T. Porter, Director, Department of Commerce
  • Joe Testa, Tax Commissioner, Department of Taxation

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

Partners

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