The state of Ohio has enacted a one-time only sales tax holiday to take place this summer. The holiday begins on Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 12:01am and concludes Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at 11:59pm. During these three days, there will be no sales tax on the following items: clothing priced at $75 or less, school supplies priced at $20 or less, and school instructional materials priced at $20 or less.
Keep in mind there are a few stipulations to this holiday. Most notably, any item used in a trade or business is not eligible for the tax exemption. For example, school supplies such as binders and notebooks to be used in a business are ineligible. Additionally, clothing accessories including jewelry and handbags do not qualify as clothing and are therefore not exempt from sales tax.
Items sold by mail, phone, or the Internet will qualify for the tax holiday if the consumer orders and pays for the item and the retailer accepts the order during the holiday period. Shipping and handling charges shall also be exempt from sales tax if all items in the order qualify for the exemption. If some of the items in the order are ineligible, sales tax will be charged on the shipping and handling costs of those specific items.