Stephens recognizes Ohio Sales Tax Holiday weekend

Published 8:32 am Thursday, August 6, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jason Stephens, R-Kitts Hill, today encouraged Ohio families to save on back-to-school supplies during Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday this weekend, Friday–Saturday.

“I encourage Ohioans to take advantage of the Sales Tax Holiday this weekend to save a little money and support local businesses around the area,” said Stephens. “As a father of three, I know how quickly back-to-school supplies can add up and this holiday is a great way to save some cash.”

Through Friday–Sunday, all shoes and clothing priced under $75 will be exempt from state and local sales and use taxes. School supplies and instructional materials priced at $20 or less will also be tax exempt. In addition, online vendors will waive local and state sales taxes on designated items during the tax holiday weekend.

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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 permanent, 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