Tax-free Shopping This Weekend Seeks To Give Families Much-needed Break
Rep. Sykes encourages Ohioans to take advantage of the August 4-6 back-to-school sales tax holiday
 
 

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today reminds families about Ohio’s third sales tax-free holiday scheduled for this weekend, August 4-6. The tax-free holiday runs Friday through Sunday and covers many back-to-school items, including clothing, school supplies and instructional materials.


“The tax-free holiday weekend allows for some relief for the many families that have started preparing for their kids to go back to school this fall,” said Sykes. “The small dollar amount saved during the tax-free holiday may not seem like much, but a little can go a long way for Ohio’s working middle class families that are trying to makes ends meet.”


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.


Items included in the tax holiday are 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 and will all be exempt from Ohio’s sales and use tax this weekend. 

 
 
 
  
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