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Ohio's tax-free weekend: What you need to know

Ohio's tax-free weekend: What you need to know

So whether you're gearing up to send your kids back to school or you're planning a ski trip for later this year, this could be the best weekend to plan a shopping trip.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, many clothes, school supplies, and computers are sales tax free.

Jefferson County will not charge its 1.625 percent sales tax, and Arnold, Kimmswick, Herculaneum and Hillsboro won't collect sales tax on back-to-school items during the holiday. No sales tax also applies to online purchases, if you prefer not fighting the crowds.

All retailers who sell the exempt items are required to participate, and tax-exempt items are available to anyone shopping in the state.

Southern Park Mall in Boardman will have a back-to-school arts, craft and home-based business show through Sunday. Personal computers and accessories must retail for $750 or less. "Most of our stores in McAlester have big sales and with no taxes, I am able to spend more money on my girls for back-to-school things". While many tax holidays include school supplies such as pencils and notebooks, Iowa's does not. Computers return to this year's list after being left out of a 2016 tax holiday.




Local businesses selling clothing and footwear set to participate in Oklahoma sales tax weekend August 4-6.

A legislative analysis estimated the holiday period will reduce state revenue by $26.6 million and local government revenue by $6.8 million.

Florida retailers have long backed the tax holidays. "Ohio's sales-tax holiday adds to that confidence by providing great bargains for everyone in the market for clothes, shoes or school materials". They will probably be overwhelmingly busy all weekend and will appreciate it if you provide a dose of compassion and patience.

You don't have to shop in-store to take advantage of tax-free weekend.

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