Care providers, brides, bargain hunters can save during tax-free weekend

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Rep. Niraj Antani explains that Ohio's sales tax holiday is permanent

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Parents and teachers aren’t the only people who can take advantage of the sales tax-free holiday this weekend.

While the holiday is intended to offer a tax break for back-to-school shopping, the items that qualify for exemptions can offer savings to other groups. Here are three other groups who can benefit from the sales:

1. Care providers and new parents

Whether it’s for infants, the elderly or anyone in between, the tax-free weekend can help care providers save some cash on several items.

From Friday to Sunday, shoppers won’t pay taxes on clothing priced $75 or less. But clothing includes a wide assortment that fits into the definition “human wearing apparel suitable for general use,” according to the Ohio Department of Taxation.

In addition to clothing, diapers, including disposable for both children and adults, will be exempt of taxes during the weekend. In addition, baby receiving blankets will also be free of sales and use tax this weekend.

2. Brides

Also included as clothing is wedding apparel including formal wear, formal shoes, coats, hosiery and garters.

3. Bargain Hunters

Clothes and school supplies aren’t limited to just students. Anyone looking to purchase qualifying clothing items of any size, both child and adult, can get them tax-free.

All Ohio stores that offer merchandise that qualifies will participate in the holiday, including big-box stores, shops at local malls and independent businesses.

In addition to the school supplies and clothing, president and CEO of the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants Gordon Gough said stores often offer extra sales on other items during the weekend.

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