COLUMBUS – State Rep. Jon Cross (R-Kenton) is encouraging Ohio families to save on back-to-school supplies during Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday this weekend, August 7-9.

“The cost of back-to-school essentials can quickly add up, especially during these difficult economic times,” said Cross. “The sales tax holiday allows Ohioans to keep more of their hard-earned money and ensures our students have the items needed to succeed in the classroom.”

Through Friday, August 7th to Sunday, August 9th, all shoes and clothing priced under $75 will be exempt from state and local sales and use taxes. School supplies and instructional materials priced at $20 or less will also be tax exempt. In addition, online vendors will waive local and state sales taxes on designated items during the tax holiday weekend.

The sales tax holiday is now in its sixth year in Ohio and first started as a pilot project in 2015. In 2018, the General Assembly passed legislation to make the sales tax holiday a permanent, yearly event to provide additional tax relief for Ohioans during back-to-school season.

For more information about Ohio's sales tax holiday and qualifying items, please visit the Ohio Department of Taxation's website at

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