Tuesday, 01 August 2017 13:34

Geek of the Week: Tax Free Weekend

This weekend is Ohio's back-to-school, tax free weekend. The state will not charge sales tax on clothing under $75, school supplies under $20 and school instructional material under $20.

From 12:01am Friday morning until 11:59pm Sunday night, the tax holiday will be in effect.

According to Ohio.gov, “clothing” is not limited to shirts and pants. It also includes uniforms (athletic and non-athletic), shoes, slippers, hats, ear muffs, diapers, garter belts, formal wear, and wedding apparel. HOWEVER, clothes for use in a trade or business are NOT tax exempt. Neither are accessories like briefcases, handbags, jewelry, cosmetics, or wigs.  (FYI:  although your football game-jersey may be tax exempt, your shoulder-pads aren't.)

You can use coupons and still get the exemption...however, rain-checks are only good if you pick up the item before 11:59pm Sunday night.

Also take note: if you buy something online...the seller's timezone will determine the date. So...if you buy a t-shirt from Oregon at 1am Friday, and hope to avoid paying Ohio sales tax...you're out of luck, because it's still 10pm Thursday in Oregon.

For more information and questions, go to the official info page at tax.ohio.gov.

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