Ohio Expands Sales Tax Holiday

Ohio expands sales tax holidayOhio’s 2024 Sales Tax Holiday will run from midnight Tuesday, July 30, to 11:59 p.m. Thursday, August 8, an expansion from previous years.

The Ohio General Assembly and Governor DeWine extended Ohio’s Sales Tax Holiday to ten days, instead of the typical three, permitting tax-free purchases of up to $500 on all qualified items in-person or online. (This exemption includes both the state’s 5.75% sales tax and any additional county or local sales taxes.)

 In addition to a shorter period, previous holidays only exempted school-related items and set much lower purchasing price limits (e.g., up to $20 for learning materials and up to $75 for clothing).

 Ohio’s sales tax holiday, historically, has been meant to help families buy clothing and school supplies for the upcoming school year,DeWine said in a statement.This expanded sales tax break will help Ohio’s families with back-to-school necessities as well as other substantial purchases during a time when so many household budgets are being strained.”

 According to the press release posted to the Ohio.gov website, the tax exemption does not include services or any purchase of watercraft, outboard motors, motor vehicles, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, vapor products, or items that contain marijuana.