State Rep. Jean Schmidt Reminds Families to Take Advantage of Ohio’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday

By Chuck Gibson 

LOVELAND, OH (August 3, 2021) – In a press release from her Columbus, OH office today, Representative Jean Schmidt encouraged Ohio families to save on back-to-school costs by utilizing Ohio’s annual sales tax holiday this weekend: August 6-8.

Jean Schmidt, State Representative, (R- Loveland) (File Photo)

Ohio is one of 17 states offering “Sales Tax Holidays” during 2021. This tax-free weekend is aimed directly at assisting families with back-to-school costs as the start of the new school year draws ever-closer. 

“I encourage families to take advantage of Ohio’s annual Sales Tax Holiday,” said Schmidt. “The COVID-19 pandemic has created a financial challenge for many Ohio families and local businesses and this holiday is an opportunity to save money on back-to-school materials.”

Starting Friday, August 6, to Sunday, August 8, all clothing priced under $75 will be exempt from state and local sales and use taxes. School supplies and instructional materials priced at $20 or less will also be tax exempt. In addition, online vendors will waive local and state sales taxes on designated items during the tax holiday weekend.

2021 Back to School Sale Tax Holiday (Image provieded)

The sales tax holiday is now in its seventh year in Ohio. More recently, Ohio lawmakers made the sales tax holiday a permanent, yearly event to provide additional tax relief for Ohioans during back-to-school season.

For more information about Ohio’s sales tax holiday and qualifying items, please visit the Ohio Department of Taxation’s website at bit.ly/OHSalesTaxHoliday.

State Representative Jean Schmidt is serving her first term in the Ohio House of Representatives. She represents the 65th house district, which includes northwestern Clermont County.

For more information, contact Rep. Schmidt’s office at (614) 466-8134 or rep65@ohiohouse.gov.