Bill Aimed At Repealing Eyeglass Tax Passes Ohio House

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill that would repeal the sales and use taxes on prescription eyeware has passed the Ohio House.

House Bill 116, sponsored by Rep. Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township), is expected to save taxpayers an estimated $29 million annually by eliminating the sales and use tax on eyeglasses, frames and contacts.

“It’s a big win to reduce Ohio’s tax burden and make prescription eyewear more affordable for Ohioans,” Merrin said.

Ohio is currently one of just 14 states that impose a tax on prescription eyeware. HB 116 passed by a vote of 93-1 and now heads to the Ohio Senate for consideration.

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