The State of Ohio will exempt certain school supplies and clothing from the state sales tax during the first weekend in August.

The three-day sales tax break will be Friday, August 2 at 12 AM to Sunday, August 4 at 11:59 PM.

During this period, the following items will be exempt from state sales and use taxes:

  • An item of clothing priced at $75 or less;
  • An item of school supplies priced at $20 or less; and
  • An item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less.

Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.

For more information regarding the sales tax holiday, please refer to the Department’s Sales Tax Holiday Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any additional questions regarding this information, please contact the Department at 1-800-304-3211 or  e-mail the Department of Taxation.

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