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John Announces Ohio's Annual Sales Tax Holiday

August 2, 2021
Republican Newsroom

State Rep. Marilyn John (R-Richland County) announces that Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday will begin Aug. 6 and last through Aug. 8. 

The annual holiday is always popular with Ohioans, who don’t have to pay state sales tax on certain exempted items during the holiday.

“The Ohio sales tax holiday is right around the corner and this is the perfect timing to do some of that important shopping for the upcoming school semester for your children,” said John.

The holiday exempts clothing items priced up to $75, school supplies up to $20 and school instructional materials at $20 or less. Items for trade or business are not exempt during this holiday.

State lawmakers created the sales tax holiday as a yearly event to provide additional tax relief for Ohioans during back-to-school season.

There is no limit on the number of items, and the exemption is eligible for online purchases, as well. With the challenges from COVID-19, online sales could be increasingly vital for some shoppers.

For more information about Ohio's sales tax holiday and qualifying items, please visit the Ohio Department of Taxation's website at