Tax Free Weekend is August 11-13

Tax Free Weekend is August 11-13

The state's annual sales tax holiday for all essential clothing items for all ages under $100 began at 12:01 a.m. today and continues through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Other items that qualify for tax exemption including school supplies for $15 or less, clothing, shoes and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item.

Qualified items are exempt from state, city, county and local municipality sales taxes.

State Sen. John Eklund said the sales tax holiday is important to OH families trying to stretch their dollars on new school supply purchases. Consumers can once again enjoy a sales tax holiday in Missouri and Iowa the first full weekend in August.

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Maistry added that the department would not release details on Pistorius's medical condition. Pistorius faces having his sentence increased to 15 years if prosecutors are successful.

Families are also anticipated to spend up to $84 billion on back-to-school spending this year, up 10 percent from the $76 billion spent last year.

Legislators did bring back a tax break for computers and computer related accessories after eliminating it a year ago. Computer software is considered a school supply and is free from sales tax if its value is less than $350.

Adult and baby diapers, fishing vests, football jerseys, and school and work uniforms are exempt.

According to a Florida House bill analysis, the state is estimated to reduce state and local government revenue by almost $27 million and $7 million, respectively.

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The Ohio Sales Tax Holiday is back for 2017 and will be held August 4-6. And all school supplies and art supplies inlcluding binders, notebooks, backpacks and more.

"The tax holiday is a great idea", Burnett said.

"Most folks won't hear the back-to-school bell for another month, but it's never too early to take advantage of the opportunity to save money on everything from ball caps to ballpoint pens", Hegar said.

Ohio's Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled to provide optimal savings for parents, families and educators.

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Even though she knows stores will be crowded, Angela Miller plans to be out this weekend.

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