Brenner Reminds Families to Save on Back-to-School Shopping During Ohio's Sales Tax Holiday
COLUMBUS—State Senator Andrew Brenner
(R-Powell) is encouraging Ohio families to take advantage of this weekend's sales tax holiday, beginning Friday, August 2 and running until Sunday, August 4. Ohioans are expected to save millions of dollars on back-to-school items during the three day holiday.
"Back-to-school shopping season is a familiar, and sometimes financially burdensome, time of year for many families in our community," said Brenner. "It was an honor to co-sponsor the legislation that made Ohio's Sales Tax Holiday possible, and I hope families will take advantage of the savings."
The average family with school-age children planned to spend an estimated $673 on back-to-school supplies and clothing in 2016, according to the National Retail Federation.
All shoes and clothing priced less than $75 will be exempt from state and local sales and use taxes during this period. School supplies and instructional materials priced at $20 or less will also be tax exempt. Additionally, online vendors will be more affordable, as they will waive local and state sales taxes on designated items.
For more information about Ohio's Sales Tax Holiday, including specifics on which items qualify for savings, please visit the Ohio Department of Taxation's website at https://www.tax.ohio.gov/sales_and_use/SalesTaxHoliday.aspx