State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) announced today that Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday will begin Aug. 6 and last through Aug. 8.
The annual holiday is always popular with Ohioans, who don’t have to pay state sales tax on certain exempted items during the holiday.
“August is here and our children are soon heading back to school,” said Ghanbari. “As a father myself, I know parents can be hit with lots of expenditures during this time and I hope they take advantage of these discounts when they’re shopping for those school clothes and supplies.”
The holiday exempts clothing items priced up to $75, school supplies up to $20 and school instructional materials at $20 or less. Items for trade or business are not exempt during this holiday.
State lawmakers created the sales tax holiday as a yearly event to provide additional tax relief for Ohioans during back-to-school season.
There is no limit on the number of items, and the exemption is eligible for online purchases as well. With the challenges from COVID-19, online sales could be increasingly vital for some shoppers.
For more information about Ohio's sales tax holiday and qualifying items, please visit the Ohio Department of Taxation's website at https://bit.ly/OHSalesTaxHoliday.