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Sales tax holiday established for the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of August every year

Posted at 7:58 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 19:58:24-04

A sales tax holiday is hitting Ohio from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5 and will continue every year on the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of August, according to the Ohio Department of Taxation.

The Department of Taxation said the following items are included in the sales tax holiday exemption:

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less
  • School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less

Items used in a trade or business are not exempt during the sales tax holiday, according to the department.

Sales Tax Holiday FAQ's:

Can multiple qualifying items be purchased in a single tax-exemption transaction?

  • The qualification for the tax exemption is determined by item, and there is no limit on the number of total purchases. For example, if you buy several items of clothing at $50 each totaling $300, all would be tax exempt.

How are coupons and discounts handled?

  • If a retailer offers a discount to reduce the price of an item to fall within the tax-exempt price limits, the item will qualify for the exemption.

For a full list of FAQ's, click here.