Rep. Gary Scherer Announces Sales Tax Holiday For First Weekend Of August
Clothes, other back-to-school items to be exempt from sales tax
August 03, 2018
 
[ Gary Scherer Home | Gary Scherer Press ]
 
 
Columbus - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today announced that a sales tax holiday will be held this weekend, an opportunity for parents to receive some tax relief during back-to-school shopping in preparation for the new school year which will also stimulate economic activity for Ohio’s retailers. This year’s sales tax holiday was established by the state operating budget, House Bill 49.


From Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5, certain items will be exempt from state and county sales and use taxes. Clothing items up to $75 each and school supplies or instructional materials up to $20 each will be free of taxes if purchased during this weekend. This includes a variety of items, from pencils and paper to pants and jackets to prepare for the fall.


“I am excited to see our community benefit once again from this tax holiday,” said Scherer. “I think this program goes a long way to help prepare students for their first day back to school.”


This year’s back-to-school sales tax holiday is the fourth consecutive one to be held in the state of Ohio. The legislature also passed Senate Bill 226 to make it an annual occurrence during the first weekend of August.


The first time the sales tax holiday occurred in 2015 an extra $4.7 million in consumption was generated, along with saving consumers approximately $3.3 million, according to a study produced by the University of Cincinnati.


The study also found that Ohio counties that border other states experienced a 15.48 percent increase in sales tax collection, leading to the conclusion that many out-of-state families traveled to Ohio to take part in the tax holiday.

 
 
 
  
Featured Posts

Representative Scherer Votes To Support Coronavirus-Response Bill

 

COLUMBUS— State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) yesterday voted in favor of House Bill 197, which enacts key measures to address issues related to the coronavirus public health crisis. Scherer cosponsored the legislation, which passed both the House and Senate unanimously, and now awaits Governor DeWine’s signature.



 
 

From The Office Of Representative Gary Scherer

 

Due to the recent changes to health-care benefits and the cost-of-living adjustment under the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), I wanted to take the time to explain the current state of these proposals. 



 
 

House Honors Medal Of Honor Recipient And Others With Memorial Highways

 

COLUMBUS— House Bill 276 passed the House unanimously, designating Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers, Jr., Medal of Honor Recipient Highway on parts of State Route 65 in Wood County. This bill also designates multiple memorial highways and bridges across the state, including two Memorial Highway designations in House District 92, announced State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville).



 
 

Rep. Gary Scherer Announces Sales Tax Holiday For First Weekend Of August

 
Columbus - 

State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today announced that a sales tax holiday will be held this weekend, an opportunity for parents to receive some tax relief during back-to-school shopping in preparation for the new school year which will also stimulate economic activity for Ohio’s retailers. This year’s sales tax holiday was established by the state operating budget, House Bill 49.