Shoppers to Get 3-Day Break from Ohio Sales Tax This Summer

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Shoppers in Ohio will get a three-day break from the state’s sales tax this summer.

Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill into law on Friday that allows for a sales-tax holiday from Aug. 5-7. The measure is aimed at helping back-to-school shoppers cut the cost of clothing and school supplies.

The tax-exempt period applies to clothing items that cost $75 or less and to classroom supplies and instructional materials priced at $20 or less. Such items include book bags, textbooks, notebooks and pencils.

The legislation follows the popularity of a similar sales-tax holiday held last year.

The bill’s supporters say customers also buy other non-exempt goods while shopping during the holiday period.

The governor’s office says the legislation was among six bills that Kasich signed on Friday.