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Tax Free Weekend

Ohio’s tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and runs through midnight on Sunday. During these days certain goods will be tax-exempt, so make sure your audience knows how to take advantage of the savings with’s expert roundup.

The Ohio state sales tax will allow you to save 5.75% on your purchases. Below are some of the items that will be tax-exempt for the shopping holiday:

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less: Includes shirts, blouses, sweaters, shoes, rainwear, mittens, lab coats, diapers and even wedding apparel. See a full list.
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less: Includes binders, book bags, calculators, notebooks, pens and more. See a full list.
  • School instructional materials priced at $20 per item or less: Includes ONLY reference books, reference maps and globes, textbooks and workbooks.

Tips for shopping during Ohio’s tax free weekend

Follow these guidelines to get the most out of the tax holiday:

– Bring in coupons: The waived taxes are on top of any additional discounts, so bring in retailer and manufacturer coupons for even bigger back-to-school discounts.

– Research store discounts: Retailers know shoppers will be out during tax-free weekend and will offer their own sales to entice customers. So look ahead to see which retailers are offering the best back-to-school deals.

– Layaway items are included in tax-free weekend: However, you must place the items on layaway or pick them up during the sales tax holiday.

– Online orders qualify for waived sales taxes: The order must be placed and paid for (and accepted by the retailer during the tax holiday period, determined by the seller’s location).

To learn more about tax-free shopping weekends, check out our list of nationwide, state-by-state tax-free holidays.

While the tax exemption applies to all stores across the state, some stores will be busier than others.‘s summer sales survey showed that Ohio shoppers are most likely to shop at the following stores this summer:

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For more information on Ohio’s tax-free weekend and how to use coupons or gift cards while shopping, visit our blog. In addition, there are also great back-to-school deals and black friday in july sales for those looking to save past the tax-free holiday.

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