Senate District 1
Rob McColley
McColley Encourages Residents to Save on Back-to-School Shopping
Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend, August 2-4
July 31, 2019

COLUMBUS—State Senator Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) 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.

“For several years now, the state legislature has made back-to-school tax relief for Ohio’s families a high priority,” said McColley. “This year is extra-special, because it is the first year that our permanent tax holiday legislation takes effect. That means every year from now on, Ohio families will be more enabled to provide the tools necessary for student success.”

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.

Last General Assembly, McColley co-sponsored Senate Bill 226 to make the Sales Tax Holiday a recurring event every year on the first weekend of August.

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

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