COLUMBUS, Ohio – Get your shopping plans ready: Ohio is going to have a sales tax holiday this August, just in time for back-to-school!
The holiday starts on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. During this time only, you can buy certain items and not pay any sales or use tax. Those items fall into the following categories:
• An item of clothing priced at $75 or less
• An item of school supplies priced at $20 or less
• An item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less
You can buy any number of clothing items under $75, since the exemption applies to the individual price of an item. The same applies to school supplies and instructional material.
While most items of clothing are included in the sales tax holiday, things like accessories and sports equipment are not included. There’s also a list of specific school supplies and instructional materials that are included in the holiday.
Click here to head to the Ohio Department of Taxation’s information page for the specific lists and more details on the tax holiday.