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1099 E-Filing: Ohio

Nina Tchistiakova Updated by Nina Tchistiakova

Due date

January 31 

E-filing threshold

Must E-file if 10 or more

Filing options

Electronic Filing

Forms to file

State requires 1099-R if taxes were withheld.

Required file name

Any name with “.txt” at the end

E-filing website

Ohio Business Gateway 

Submitting files

All employers and retirement system payers that issue 10 or more W-2/1099-Rs will be required to upload their W-2/1099-R information electronically through the Ohio Business Gateway.  To aid in this new requirement for 2021 (filed in 2022) the Department will also grant a filing extension from the traditional January 31, 2022 due date to March 2, 2022 for the W-2s, 1099-Rs, Employer Withholding reconciliation returns (IT 941 and IT 942 4th Quarter/Annual), and the School District Withholding reconciliation return (SD 141). 

Upload the 1099-R information using the link and instructions below.

1. Log into the appropriate Ohio Business Gateway account.

2. Select the W-2/1099 Upload feature located in the Employer Withholding service area.

3. Select the “Upload a New File” button.

4. Review and update the default email address; an email will be sent to this address after the file is submitted.

5. Browse your computer for the 1099-R file to be uploaded.

6. Once the 1099-R file is selected, submit the file.

7. When the 1099-R file is processed, you will be notified via email whether the 1099-R file was successfully uploaded.

8. If the 1099-R file is not successfully uploaded, log back into the Ohio Business Gateway. Using the W-2/1099 Upload feature, select the “1099 Upload File History” and review the file that was not successfully uploaded. Correct the 1099-R file and resubmit following steps 3-7.

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