Rep. Emilia Sykes Encourages Ohio Families To Take Advantage Of Tax-free Shopping This Weekend
August 5-7 back-to-school sales tax holiday temporarily halts impact of state sales tax increases
 
 

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today announced Ohio’s second sales tax-free holiday scheduled for this weekend, August 5-7. The tax-free holiday runs Friday through Sunday and covers many back-to-school items, including clothing, school supplies and instructional materials.


The sales tax holiday was first introduced in 2015 and, according to an analysis conducted by the University of Cincinnati’s Economic Center, saved consumers over $3 million on almost $47 million worth of back-to-school purchases.


“This weekend's sales tax holiday is a great opportunity for families to save some money, and to catch a much-needed break,” said Rep. Sykes. “I would encourage everyone to take advantage of it, whether you are preparing yourself or a child for school or just doing some shopping. Hopefully this sales tax holiday will make it easier for families to ensure that kids are well prepared for the upcoming school year, and will also bring a revenue boost to local businesses.”


Clothing priced at $75 or less per article, school supplies priced at $20 or less per item and school instructional material priced at $20 or less per item will all be exempt from Ohio’s sales and use tax this weekend. 

 
 
 
  
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