State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today announced the upcoming back-to-school Ohio sales tax holiday that will take place starting on Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4. In, 2018 state lawmakers passed legislation making this three-day, back-to-school sales tax holiday a recurring holiday each year.


“Working families deserve a chance to save some money as they get ready to send their kids back to school,” Cera said. “We also hope to see a boost in local business on our side of the Ohio River.”


During the sales tax holiday, there will be no state or local sales or use tax on school and teaching materials that cost up to 20 dollars each. The exemption will also apply to certain items of clothing costing up to 75 dollars each. 


While serving on the House Finance Committee that considered the legislation to make this a permanent state holiday, Cera noted that businesses supporting retail trade infrastructure should also benefit from the tax holiday.


The Ohio back-to-school tax holiday weekend will continue to be on the first Friday through Sunday in August each year.

 
 
 
  
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