What you need to know about this weekend’s Ohio Sales Tax Holiday

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)– Ohio’s sales tax free weekend for school supplies and clothing is this Friday Aug. 7 through Aug. 9.

From midnight Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, the Sales Tax Holiday waives the 5.75% state sales tax in store and online for those shopping for certain items:

  • An item of clothing $75 or less
  • An item of school supplies $20 or less
  • An item of school instructional material $20 or less

Clothing items must be less than $75 to qualify, while school supplies costing more than $20, such as laptops or pricey electronics, are also exempt.  Other excluded items include:

  • makeup
  • jewelry
  • handbags/wallets
  • athletic gear
  • sewing supplies
  • sunglasses

However, some non-traditional items are on the tax free list put out by the Ohio Department of Taxation:

  • lab coats
  • bathing suits and caps
  • costumes
  • baby receiving blankets
  • adult and children’s diapers
  • rubber pants
  • garters and garter belts
  • girdles
  • formal wear
  • wedding apparel

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