Economic Nexus Laws by State: Ohio

by Jennifer Dunn November 1, 2020

State laws on nexus vary and it’s hard to keep up if you’re doing business in multiple states. We’ve done the research for you and here’s all the information you need to know about sales tax nexus in Ohio.

What’s the threshold for economic nexus in Ohio?

What’s the threshold for commercial activity tax in Ohio?

When did this Ohio law go into effect?

This law went into effect August 1, 2019.

What types of nexus qualifiers are common in Ohio?

Ohio has defined a type of physical nexus referred to as “cookie nexus.” According to Ohio, if a retailer places software on Ohio consumers’ devices or uses in-state server providers, this will establish a physical presence in Ohio.

In addition, Ohio also has passed Economic Nexus legislation as well as what they refer to as a Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) that designates that sellers exceeding $500k will need to register, collect and remit in their state.

Note: We do not include cookie nexus or CAT information in our TaxJar Sales & Transactions checker  as these resources are limited to states with clearly defined economic nexus laws and/or notice & report laws.

I meet the these requirements in Ohio. Now what?

Here’s a quick checklist of what to do next:

  1. Register for a sales tax permit in Ohio (info below)
  2. Choose a technology like TaxJar to help you manage multi-state compliance. Sign up for a free 30-day trial to see how we can help you save time!
  3. Connect TaxJar once to all of the places you sell
  4. Ensure all your eCommerce channels are setup correctly to collect sales tax
  5. Enroll in AutoFile and tell us how often you need to file
  6. Relax, you now handled your sales tax exposure.  We’ll handle the rest for you.

Can you help me register for a sales tax permit?

Certainly! TaxJar offers these two options:

  1. Read our do it yourself instructions for every state
  2. Visit to have one of our expert partners do it for you (~$100 each state not including state’s fees)

Who can handle my Ohio sales tax filings for me?

At TaxJar, we help more than 10,000 sellers manage their sales tax needs every month. We help your business save on submitting your returns with our automated filing service called AutoFile.  Read more about how AutoFilecan handle all of your returns in as many states as you’d like.

I’ve met this threshold in Ohio, now where can I ask questions?

We recommend speaking with a vetted sales tax expert to answer specific questions for your business.

And finally…I’m close to meeting this threshold for Ohio. Will TaxJar notify me when I reach it?

TaxJar Sales Tax Nexus Screenshot

Yes! With TaxJar’s Economic Nexus Insights Dashboard, you can see where your business currently has nexus, where your business is approaching nexus, and recommended next steps on how to begin complying with sales tax in all states.

Proactive notifications let you know when you’re approaching or have reached thresholds, so you can stay in front of any changes to your nexus requirements.

Schedule a time to look at your specific sales tax needs and learn about automation.

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Do you have more questions on how economic nexus works after this ruling? Join the discussion and drop us a comment.Please note: This blog is for informational purposes only. Be advised that sales tax rules and laws are subject to change at any time. For specific sales tax advice regarding your business, contact a tax advisor.

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