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Updated: BACK TO SCHOOL–Tax Free Weekend is here

Want to save some money on school supplies, instructional materials and back-to-school clothing? (Who Doesn’t) Then you will want to take advantage of Ohio’s sales tax holiday this weekend.

The Ohio General Assembly adopted a legislation to create the “holiday” for this weekend. In future years, the sales tax exemption period will also occur on the first weekend of each August.

The 2018 holiday is from 12 a.m. Friday, August 3rd until to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, August 5th.

School supplies like binders, book bags, calculators, cellophane tape, blackboard chalk, compasses, composition books, writing tablets, legal pads, notebooks, crayons, erasers, folders (expandable, pocket, plastic and manila), glue, glue sticks, highlighters, index cards, index card boxes, lunch boxes, markers, paper (loose-leaf, copy, colored, tracing, manila, construction and graph paper), poster board, pencils, pens, pencil boxes, other school supply boxes, pencil sharpeners, protractors, rulers and scissors should all be tax-free.

The state defines school instructional materials as : reference books, reference maps, globes, textbooks and workbooks. The limit is $20 per item to get the sales tax break.

Clothing and uniforms, athletic uniforms, shoes, belts, underwear, socks, jackets and other items of clothing priced at $75 or less will be tax-free this weekend.

Keep in mind the per-item exemption is strictly at $75 or less. If you pay $76 for  shoes, you will have to pay sales tax on all of it.

The Ohio Department of Taxation says there’s no limit on the total purchase. The limit is on the cost of each item.

For a complete list of what is allowed, and what is excluded: https://www.tax.ohio.gov/sales_and_use/salestaxholiday/holidayfaq.aspx

Here is the supply list for North Baltimore Middle School:

Here is the supply list for Powell Elementary:


Here is the NBHS  Supply List

Click on List to enlarge

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