The Ohio Senate signed off this week on legislation allowing people here in Ohio to buy certain items over a three-day period without paying any state or local sales taxes.
The sales tax holiday would begin on the first Friday of August and cover school supplies, computers and supplies.
The bill passed on a vote of 30–2 and now heads to the Ohio House.
The tax exemption would cover clothing, school supplies, textbooks, instructional materials, computers and tablets and other devices.
There would be limits on the value of items covered — computers would only be covered up to $1,000, for example. And purchases such as sporting goods, video game consoles and cell phones would not qualify.
Eighteen other states have comparable sales tax holidays in place.