Ohio Vendor’s License

Elliott Stapleton Government Compliance

An Ohio vendor’s license is required to pay sales tax on taxable transactions in the State of Ohio. There are different types of vendor licenses. The following is a summary each license:

Regular vendor’s license

The County Auditor issues these when vendors have a fixed place of business. When dealing with the sale of tangible personal property and certain services, a business must have one regular vendor’s license for each fixed sales location.

Delivery vendor’s license

The Department of Taxation issues this license to vendors who make sales based on delivery of tangible personal property and certain services at the consumer’s location.

Transient vendor’s license

This license is issued by the Department of Taxation for businesses that transport stocks of goods to temporary places of business or exhibits when the business has no fixed place of business for the sale or lease of motor vehicles.

Service vendor’s license

For companies that provide services such as automatic data processing, computer services, electronic information services, telecommunications services, landscaping and lawn care service, private investigation and security services, information services, exterminating services, building maintenance and janitorial services, employment services, employment placement services satellite broadcasting services, and snow removal services, the Department of Taxation issues a Service vendor’s license.

For more information review the Ohio Department of Taxation’s frequently asked questions.

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Elliott Stapleton

Elliott is a partner in the firm of Cornetet, Meyer, Rush and Stapleton serving clients throughout Ohio. Elliott's business clients range from small single member companies to large privately-held businesses. CMRS Law provides legal services which include advice on Business Formation and Transactions, Real Estate Transactions, Trademark Law, Copyright Law, Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Probate Administration, and Succession Planning. CMRS Law serves clients at two locations: 123 Boggs Lane, 1st Floor, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246 and 2101 Grandin Road, Suite A, Cincinnati, OH 45208