COLUMBUS –State Representative Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland) today encouraged Ohio families to save on back-to-school costs by utilizing Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday, which will be August 6-8.
"I encourage families to take advantage of Ohio's annual Sales Tax Holiday," said Schmidt. "The COVID-19 pandemic has created a financial challenge for many Ohio families and local businesses and this holiday is an opportunity to save money on back-to-school materials."
Starting Friday, August 6, to Sunday, August 8, all clothing priced under $75 will be exempt from state and local sales and use taxes. School supplies and instructional materials priced at $20 or less will also be tax exempt. In addition, online vendors will waive local and state sales taxes on designated items during the tax holiday weekend.
The sales tax holiday is now in its seventh year in Ohio. More recently, Ohio lawmakers made the sales tax holiday a permanent, 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, please visit the Ohio Department of Taxation's website at bit.ly/OHSalesTaxHoliday.