Save on school supplies during sales tax holiday

Save on school supplies during sales tax holiday

(WOIO) - State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) has announced an upcoming sales tax holiday for back-to-school shopping during the weekend Aug. 7 through Aug. 9.

The sales tax holiday will cover a number of items, including school supplies and instructional materials priced under $20, as well as most clothing items under $75. There is no limit on spending or how many items can be purchased on the holiday, as long each tax-exempt item meets pricing thresholds.

"The back-to-school sales tax holiday is a great opportunity for Ohio families to make necessary purchases at a more affordable price," said Clyde. "Instead of crossing state lines in search of more affordable essentials, our residents will be able to shop locally right here in Ohio for all their back-to-school needs. This is a win-win for Ohio families and businesses."

Passed last December as a part of Senate Bill 243, the back-to-school sales tax holiday is only in effect for 2015, but could be expanded in the future.

"Let's remember, at this point, this is just a one-time pilot program," said Clyde. "If you like the idea, make sure you take advantage of shopping on this weekend so we can show leaders in Columbus whether the program should continue."

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