- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Shoppers in Ohio will get a three-day break from the state’s sales tax this summer.

Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) signed a bill into law on Friday that allows for a sales-tax holiday from Aug. 5-7. The measure is aimed at helping back-to-school shoppers cut the cost of clothing and school supplies.

The tax-exempt period applies to clothing items that cost $75 or less and to classroom supplies and instructional materials priced at $20 or less. Such items include book bags, textbooks, notebooks and pencils.

The legislation follows the popularity of a similar sales-tax holiday held last year.

The bill’s supporters say customers also buy other non-exempt goods while shopping during the holiday period.

The governor’s office says the legislation was among six bills that Kasich signed on Friday.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide