Ohio Expands Tax Free Weekend to 10 Days

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s annual Tax Free Weekend, a popular event among parents for back-to-school shopping, has expanded significantly this year.

The tax-free period now spans 10 days, running from midnight Tuesday, July 30, through 11:59 p.m on Thursday, Aug. 8. Additionally, the range of merchandise eligible for tax exemption has been broadened.

The sales tax holiday includes all tangible personal property priced at $500 or less. This encompasses school supplies, clothing, sporting goods, electronic devices, internet sales and restaurant meals consumed on the premises.

However, the exemption does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco, vaping products, items containing marijuana, motor vehicles, watercraft, or outboard motors that require titling under Chapter 1548 of the Ohio Revised Code.

There is no limit on the number of items purchased as long as each item costs $500 or less. For instance, a customer can buy four shirts, three pairs of pants, a pair of shoes, and a jacket with a total purchase of $600. As long as each item is individually priced under $500, the entire purchase remains tax-free.

For more details on Ohio’s Tax Free Holiday, consult the official website.

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