COLUMBUS — Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima) wants to remind everyone across the state, and families living in the 12th Senate District, to make the most of the upcoming back-to-school sales tax holiday this weekend.
Ohio’s sales tax holiday is from 12 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, to Sunday, Aug. 7, at 11:59 p.m.
“Over the years, the sales tax holiday has proven to be an effective tool to relieve some of the financial burden of the start of a new school year,” said Huffman.
“With many families struggling with rising costs of goods and services, I encourage parents and teachers to take advantage of this opportunity to keep more of their hard-earned dollars, while ensuring our kids are prepared to return to the classroom.”
During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:
• An item of clothing priced at $75 or less;
• An item of school supplies priced at $20 or less; and
• An item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less.
Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.
In the 132nd General Assembly, Huffman co-sponsored Senate Bill 226, which created a permanent three-day sales tax “holiday” each August, during which sales of clothing and school supplies are exempt from sales and use tax.“Clothing” is defined as all human wearing apparel suitable for general use.
For the sales tax holiday, “clothing” includes, but is not limited to, shirts; blouses; sweaters; pants; shorts; skirts; dresses; uniforms (athletic and nonathletic); shoes and shoe laces; insoles for shoes; sneakers; sandals; boots; overshoes; slippers; steel-toed shoes; underwear; socks and stockings; hosiery; pantyhose; footlets; coats and jackets; rainwear; gloves and mittens for general use; hats and caps; ear muffs; belts and suspenders; neckties; scarves; aprons (household and shop); lab coats; athletic supporters; bathing suits and caps; beach capes and coats; costumes; baby receiving blankets; diapers, children and adult, including disposable diapers; rubber pants; garters and garter belts; girdles; formal wear; and wedding apparel.
Additional information is available at https://tax.ohio.gov/.