Rep. Hayes encourages constituents to participate in first ever sales tax holiday in Ohio

| July 31, 2015

COLUMBUS—Representative Bill Hayes (R-Harrison Township) announced that Ohio’s first-ever Sales Tax Holiday will begin on Friday, Aug. 7 at 12:01 a.m. and will end on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 11:59 p.m. This initiative was created through Senate Bill 243, signed into law in December of 2014.

“I hope folks take advantage of this window of time to save a few dollars,” said Hayes. “I also hope they chose to shop in their local communities.”

The sales tax holiday will be especially beneficial for back-to-school shopping, and the tax exempt items are as follows: Clothing priced at $75 or less, school supplies priced at $20 or less, and school instructional material priced at $20 or less.

These price limits apply on a per-item basis, and Ohioans can purchase as many items as they need. Items with a price higher than these limits will be taxed at the standard rate.

Additional information on the Sales Tax Holiday is available through the Ohio Department of Taxation at

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