Rep. West Encourages Ohio Families To Take Advantage Of Tax-free Shopping This Weekend
Says August 4-6 tax-free shopping weekend will help families save hard-earned dollars
August 03, 2017
 
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State Rep. Thomas E. West (D-Canton) 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.


“I know firsthand that costs for school supplies can add up quickly, which is why I co-sponsored legislation to make it a little more affordable,” said West. “We all want what is best for our kids, and during a time when middle class wage growth is stagnant and too many Ohioans fall below the poverty line, every dollar saved can make a difference in the quality of our children’s lives.”


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. This year’s sales tax holiday was created through the passage of Senate Bill 9, bipartisan companion legislation to state Reps. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) and Brigid Kelly’s (D-Cincinnati) House Bill 89.


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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