Ohio Treasurer of State Robert Sprague

Motor Vehicle and Watercraft Instructions

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The Treasurer of State of Ohio has created this online tool for Ohio Clerks of Court to electronically file and pay the weekly collections of sales and use tax resulting from the titling of motor vehicles, watercraft and outboard motors. Participation in this online reporting process is voluntary, allowing the Clerks the option to continue to file the paper report with a check. However, this online system is easy to use, while eliminating the costs of filing paper reports and checks.

The report must be filed to the Treasurer of State by the Friday after the end of the reporting week. Daily deposit cut-off time is 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Any payments made after 3:00 p.m. ET will be processed in the next banking day's daily deposit.

Begin Online Payment

Run the weekly sales tax remittance report STaxRmit.rdf. Have your bank routing number and account number available. Click on 'Click here to submit online' on the Home page of this website. This is a secure website.


Select your county name from the drop-down box. Click 'Continue'.

Paying County Information

The first time you log on, you will need to complete some basic information about your office. For a contact person, please enter the person responsible for filing the report. Check each 'Save as new' box (by clicking on it) to save the information. In the future, only changes need to be entered and saved as new. You must always check the 'Authorization' box. Click 'Continue'.

Remittance Entry

Enter the date (MM/DD/YYYY) of the Sunday that begins the week of the report you are filing. You may also click on the calendar icon to select the date. The Saturday week ending date will be calculated automatically.

From the StaxRmit.rdf report, look for the 8 breakdowns of MOTOR and WATER located at the bottom, right side of the last page.

Click here for an example StaxRmit.rdf report

These items are entered in the same order and format on the screen. The Subtotal and Total of each column and the Total Remittance (gray lines) will be calculated for you as you use the 'Tab' key to move from box to box. If you have adjustments due to bad checks or forfeiture of poundage, see the Adjustment Entry or Forfeiture Entry sections below. Review your entries in each box for accuracy. Click the 'Get Totals' button to preview the totals for your remittance. When you're ready to submit your remittance, check the box under Total Remittance to acknowledge the amount to be paid. Click 'Continue'.

Payment Banking Information

Select the type of account from which the funds will be withdrawn; checking or savings. Enter the bank routing number and account number. Scroll down to enter the bank account number a second time for confirmation. Click 'Continue'.

Payment Verification

Carefully review the payment information you entered. This is the last opportunity to make changes to your report. Select an option to 'Change Payment Information' or 'Submit Payment Request'. Click the Submit button only once (or press Enter only once), or payments may be duplicated. Once payment has been submitted, you will see a printable confirmation page.

Adjustment Entry

Use the Adjustment boxes to add or deduct an adjustment on the report. Adjustments can be entered in the motor vehicle column, even if the payment applies to a watercraft purchase. There may not be sufficient tax in the watercraft column to offset a deduction. To report a returned check, the entry will be negative, so enter a minus sign (-) before the amount. To report a recovery for a previously deducted bad check, the amount will be positive. The totals will be calculated for you. Enter an explanation for the adjustment (e.g. Bad Check. J. Smith).

Forfeiture Entry

Use the Forfeiture boxes only if you have been instructed by the Department of Taxation to forfeit the poundage from a previous report due to lage filing. Enter the amount for motor vehicle and watercraft poundage accordingly for poundage for your county, not the poundage for other counties. The Totals will be calculated for you. Select the date of the ending Saturday (MM/DD/YYYY) of the week of the report for which the poundage is being forfeited. You may also click on the calendar icon to select the date.

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