Save money on your Back to School shopping!

Just in time for back to school shopping, Ohio will be having a sales tax holiday this year.  The holiday starts on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.  During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less – You can get things like shirts, pants, shorts, shoes and even diapers
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less – Stock up on book bags, folders, binders, calculators, crayons and pencils
  • School instructional materials priced at $20 per item – Reference books, reference maps and globes, textbooks and workbooks

To see a complete list of included items and exclusions, visit:

If you have any questions, please contact the Ohio Department of Taxation at 1-800-304-3211 or via e-mail.