(Columbus, OH) A Northwest Ohio lawmaker wants to give you a tax break-- on your glasses.
State representative Derek Merrin hopes his colleagues see his point clearly-- that prescription eyewear sold in retail stores is the only prescribed medical product that is taxed in Ohio.
The Monclova Township Republican hopes to repeal the sales tax on prescription eyeglasses, frames, and contact lenses. That could save taxpayers an estimated 23 million dollars per year. Only 14 states tax prescription eyewear-- but none of the states that border Ohio.
Merrin contends the bill would help financially-strapped families better afford an essential necessity.