(Columbus, OH) An Ohio sales tax holiday is on its way to becoming permanent.
The Ohio House has approved an amended senate bill creating a permanent, annual sales tax-exemption holiday over a three-day period in the month of August, which applies to clothing, school supplies and instructional materials.
The General Assembly has passed bills approving one-time tax holidays in August every year since 2015. The permanent tax holiday will begin the first Friday of August each year, and applies to clothing of $75 or less per item or school supplies that are $20 or less per item.
Ohio is now one of 19 states with a sales tax holiday, but the legislation may even mean more for border counties, because no states that border Ohio have passed such a bill. The bill now heads back to the Ohio Senate for a concurrence vote.