State Rep. Derek Merrin (R-Monclova) 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. Merrin was a cosponsor of Senate Bill 226 from the 132nd General Assembly, which made the sales tax holiday permanent.
“I was proud to support this legislation two years ago to save taxpayers money. I encourage Ohioans to take this opportunity to save money during this weekend in preparation for the upcoming academic year,” said Merrin.
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 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 https://tax.ohio.gov/.