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Patton Recognizes Ohio Sales Tax Holiday

August 5, 2020
Thomas F. Patton News

State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) announces Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday will be happening for consumers across the state from Aug. 7-9. 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.

Patton was a cosponsor of Senate Bill 226 from the last General Assembly, which made the sales tax holiday permanent.

“This will be a good time for the people of Ohio to take advantage of the savings during this weekend on important items, especially for their children as some may head back to school shortly,” said Patton.

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 is also available for items purchased online. With the challenges from COVID-19, online sales could be increasingly vital for some shoppers.

The sales tax holiday is now in its sixth year in Ohio and first started as a pilot project in 2015. In 2018, the General Assembly passed legislation to make 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