State Rep. Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) announced that Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday will happen for consumers across the state from Aug. 6-8.
The holiday marks the weekend where Ohioans will not have to pay state sales and use taxes on clothing items, school supplies and school instructional materials up to a certain price, according to a news release from Manning. She was a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 226 from the 132nd General Assembly, which made the sales tax holiday permanent.
“As a parent, grandparent and retired educator, I know that this time of year can get pricey for parents as their children head back to school,” Manning said. “I encourage parents to take advantage of the sales tax holiday to save your money on various clothing and school supplies items.”
The holiday will give a break on sales and use taxes on clothing items priced up to $75, school supplies up to $20 and school instructional materials at $20 or less.
There is no limit on the number of items, and the break also is available for items purchased online.
With the challenges from the novel coronavirus pandemic, online sales could be increasingly vital for some shoppers, the release said.
The sales tax holiday first started as a pilot project in 2015.
In 2018, the General Assembly passed legislation to make the sales tax holiday a yearly event to provide additional tax relief for Ohioans during back-to-school season.
For more information about Ohio’s sales tax holiday and qualifying items, visit the Ohio Department of Taxation’s website at tax.ohio.gov.