(Ohio) – Parents can get a break on back-to-school items that will be exempt from Ohio’s sales and use tax.
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That annual holiday, which is a state law, is from Friday at 12 am through Sunday.
Tuscarawas County Auditor Larry Lindberg says this was created to give parents a break on school supplies.
“It is limited to articles of clothing that are $75 or less, it can’t be used for items used in a business, and school supplies also have a dollar limit [of] $20 is the maximum.”
He imagines it creates a slight burden on businesses due to the need for computer reprogramming, but Lindberg adds it’s also a loss for the state and county.
“Because we’re not receiving sales tax on purchases made for these items during the weekend. It’s more of a benefit for the community and helping out with the back-to-school [associated costs].”
Shoppers looking to tax advantage of the sales tax holiday need to also consider any restrictions for return policies at individual stores and it’s advisable to keep back-to-school item purchase receipts.
Another tip is to be cautious while online shopping when it comes to possible scams that may exist.
For more information, go online to www.tax.ohio.gov.
Mary Alice Reporting