The tax holiday is supported by major retailers such as Walmart, Kohl’s and JCPenney.
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Lora Miller of the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants said in written testimony thatthe 2015 sales tax holiday saw more than $46 million in sales on eligible goods — more than what would have occurred without the exemptions.
“From all accounts, Ohio’s 2015 sales tax holiday was a tremendous success for consumers, retailers and the state of Ohio,” Miller said.
Ohio is among 18 states that offer back-to-school sales tax holidays. The bill now heads to the Ohio House for consideration.