Senate District 22
Larry Obhof
Obhof Encourages Families to Take Advantage of New Tax Holiday for Back-to-School Shopping
July 27, 2015

Legislation co-sponsored by State Senator Larry Obhof (R-Medina) establishes a “back-to-school” sales tax holiday that will take place from August 7-9, 2015.

Senate Bill 243, which was passed by the legislature late last year, creates a pilot program for August 7-9. On those days, purchases of clothing, school supplies and instructional materials are exempt from state and county sales and use taxes. Specifically, Ohio consumers will enjoy an exemption from paying sales taxes on clothing and footwear up to $75 per item, and certain school supplies and instructional materials will be exempt up to $20 per item.

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"The end of the summer can be a challenging time for families, as parents prepare for their children to begin the new school year," said Obhof. "By allowing tax-free back-to-school shopping, this new law will help families stretch their dollar a little further.”

Senate Bill 243 was introduced in 2013 and signed into law in December 2014. Ohio joins 18 other states, and will become the first state in the Midwest to have a sales tax holiday.

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