COLUMBUS - 

Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) announced today that Ohio’s first-ever, one-time Sales Tax Holiday will begin on Friday, August 7th at 12:01 a.m. and will end on Sunday, August 9th at 11:59 p.m. This initiative was created through Senate Bill 243, signed into law in December of 2014.


 


The tax holiday was established as a one-year pilot program to encourage back-to-school shopping at Ohio retailers. This tax exemption is expected to be beneficial for both Ohio retailers and families.


 


“Although this was established as a one-year trial run, I am excited to see how our community can benefit from this tax holiday and hope to see it continue in future years,” said Scherer. “I think this program goes a long way to preparing students for their first day back to school.”


 


The sales tax holiday will be especially beneficial for back-to-school shopping, and the tax exempt items are as follows:




  • Clothing priced at $75 or less




  • School supplies priced at $20 or less




  • School instructional material priced at $20 or less




These price limits apply on a per-item basis, and Ohioans can purchase as many items as they need. Items with a price higher than these limits will be taxed at the standard rate.


 


Additional information on the Sales Tax Holiday is available through the Ohio Department of Taxation at http://www.tax.ohio.gov/sales_and_use/SalesTaxHoliday.aspx.

 
 
 
  
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