( Ohio ) - Back-to-School shopping should be a little bit easier in Ohio this weekend with the sales tax holiday going into effect Friday, August 3, through Sunday, August 5.
During this weekend, no sales tax will be charged on clothing items that cost $75 or less. Those clothing items include shirts, blouses, pants, shorts, skirts, and dresses. Along with shoes, socks, coats, hats, belts, and even diapers.
When it comes to school supplies, items that cost $20 or less are tax-free. Items like binders, paper, book bags, calculators, glue, crayons, pencils, markers, pens, even lunch boxes apply. There's also a no tax being charged on text books, reference books, reference maps, or globes that cost $20 or less.
The State of Ohio posted a FAQ if you have more questions. It says if you put things on layaway or pick things up from layaway during the weekend, they qualify to be sold tax-free. Also, if a pair of shoes costs more than $75, the store cannot sell individual shoes at half the price to qualify for the break on tax.