Rep. Clyde Announces Upcoming Sales Tax Holiday For Back-to-school Supplies
Ohio families to benefit from temporary state sales tax elimination
July 24, 2015
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State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today announced an upcoming sales tax holiday for back-to-school shopping during the weekend of Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9.

The sales tax holiday will cover a number of items, including school supplies and instructional materials priced under $20 as well as most clothing items under $75. There is no limit on spending or how many items one can purchase on the holiday, as long each tax-exempt item meets pricing thresholds.

“The back-to-school sales tax holiday is a great opportunity for Ohio families to make necessary purchases at a more affordable price,” said Rep. Clyde. “Instead of crossing state lines in search of more affordable essentials, our residents will be able to shop locally right here in Ohio for all their back-to-school needs.  This is a win-win for Ohio families and businesses.”

Passed last December as a part of Senate Bill 243, the back-to-school sales tax holiday is only in effect for 2015, but could be expanded in the future.

“Let’s remember at this point, this is just a one-time pilot program,” said Rep. Clyde.  “If you like the idea, make sure you take advantage of shopping on this weekend so we can show leaders in Columbus whether the program should continue.”

Rep. Clyde represents the 75th Ohio House District, serving Kent, Ravenna, Streetsboro, and central and southern Portage County.  

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