Ohioans once again have the chance to shop for their back-to-school supplies -- sales tax free.
The state's third annual sales tax holiday will start at 12 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, and run until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. During these three days, the following items will be exempt from the combined state and local sales and use tax:
Clothing priced at $75 per item or less.
School supplies priced at $20 per item or less.
School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less.
There is no limit on the number of items purchased. Merchandise bought for use in a trade or business is not eligible for the sales tax holiday.
In addition to in-store sales, the sales tax exemption also applies to eligible items purchased online, by mail, telephone or email.
To qualify, the order must be placed, paid for and accepted by the retailer for immediate shipment during the sales tax holiday, though actual delivery can be completed after the exemption period.
For more information, frequently asked questions, and a detailed list of items that qualify for the sales tax exemption, please visit the Ohio Department of Taxation's sales tax holiday webpage at tax.ohio.gov/sales_and_use/SalesTaxHoliday.aspx.