OH offers sales tax holiday this weekend

Posted August 03, 2018

Governor Walker announced a five-day sales tax holiday where shoppers will not be charged state and local sales tax on a variety of items like clothing, computers and school supplies.

Starting Friday, Florida's Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins.

The sales tax holiday runs through Sunday, August 5, and all retailers in the state are required to participate.

The sales tax was waived on purchases of clothing and school supplies of less than one-hundred dollars and on computers less than 15-hundred dollars. 7's Alex De Armas has more on how parents save big this weekend.

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If a customer purchases an exempt item during the "sales tax holiday" and later exchanges the item for the same item (different size, different color, etc.), no additional tax will be due even if the exchange is made after the "sales tax holiday".

"It seems like more people are aware of it this year than before", said Burger.

Folders, pencils, calculators, notebook paper, crayons, erasers and blank CDs for computers are tax exempt during the 2018 "Back-to-School Tax Holiday" weekend. The sales tax holiday weekend in Florida runs August 3-5, 2018.

Tax-free items eligible this year include most clothing and footwear except for things like swim fins, in-line skates, watches (that's jewelry) and umbrellas. That will include most shoes, coats and jackets and baby clothes.

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It may be a little early for back-to-school shopping, but if you're in need of certain items, you might just want to hit the stores a little early this year.

"This weekend is a great opportunity for Ohioans to stock up on supplies for the school year", said McColley in a news release.

School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less.

"School supplies" does not include any item purchased for use in a trade or business.

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