Ohio’s sales tax holiday, which begins Friday and ends at midnight Sunday, offers sales tax exemptions on certain items for back-to school shoppers.
The deal includes clothing priced up to $75 and school supplies and instruction materials priced under $20. Here’s what you need to know before you head for your shopping trip:
1. What items of clothing qualify for the sales tax holiday?
Clothing is any apparel suitable for general use. Clothing includes: shirts; blouses; sweaters; pants; shorts; skirts; dresses; uniforms (athletic and nonathletic); shoes and shoe laces; insoles for shoes; sneakers; sandals; boots; overshoes; slippers; steel-toed shoes; underwear; socks and stockings; hosiery; pantyhose; footlets; coats and jackets; rainwear; gloves and mittens for general use; hats and caps; ear muffs; belts and suspenders; neckties; scarves; aprons (household and shop); lab coats; athletic supporters; bathing suits and caps; beach capes and coats; costumes; baby receiving blankets; diapers, children and adult, including disposable diapers; rubber pants; garters and garter belts; girdles; formal wear; and wedding apparel.
2. What kind of school supplies qualify?
School supplies include only the following items: binders; book bags; calculators; cellophane tape; blackboard chalk; compasses; composition books; crayons; erasers; folders (expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila); glue, paste, and paste sticks; highlighters; index cards; index card boxes; legal pads; lunch boxes; markers; notebooks; paper; loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper; pencil boxes and other school supply boxes; pencil sharpeners; pencils; pens; protractors; rulers; scissors; and writing tablets.
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3. What items quality as “school instructional material?”
“School instructional material” includes only the following items: reference books, reference maps and globes, textbooks, and workbooks.
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