COLUMBUS – Today, State Senator Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg) encourages constituents to participate in Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday which is today, Friday, August 6th at 12:00 a.m. and will end on Sunday, August 8th at 11:59 p.m. The sales tax holiday was established permanently in 2019 through Substitute Senate Bill 226, which Antani co-sponsored.
“I was honored to have been a part of the establishment of our sales tax holiday. This is one of the best things we have done to provide direct tax savings for Ohioans, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of it,” Antani said. “We should continue to expand on this great work.”
The sales tax holiday will be especially beneficial for back-to-school shopping, and the tax exempt items are as follows:
“Ohio’s back-to-school sales tax holiday is not only good for our consumers and retailers, it’s good for the state’s economy,” said Gordon Gough, President and CEO of the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants. “Consumers from neighboring states cross the border into Ohio to enjoy the tax-free holiday, and many consumers will take advantage of sales on items not exempt from tax. It’s a win for everyone this weekend.”
Ohioans can purchase as many items as they need. Items with a price higher than these limits will be taxed at the standard rate.