Tax-free shopping weekend is underway

Education. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)
Education. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Friday is the first day of a weekend full of tax savings for Ohio shoppers.

A tax free holiday from August 7 through August 9 will spare you sales tax on some school supplies.

So, as you head to the store to shop for the school year, you’ll want to check the list of eligible products in which you will not be charged sales tax.

In general, the state will exempt sales tax and use tax on the following items:

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less
  • School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less

Items used in a trade or business are not included. However, online sales do qualify for the exemption if your order is placed and paid for during the tax holiday. If all of the items in your shipment qualify, then the shipping and handling charges are not taxable.

You can call 1-800-304-3211 for more information. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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