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Governor DeWine Extends Sales Tax Holiday to 10 Days


(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Governor Mike DeWine has announced an extended Sales Tax Holiday for 2024, spanning from 12:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, to 11:59 p.m. Thursday, August 8. This expansion, approved in conjunction with the Ohio General Assembly, aims to provide greater relief to Ohioans by allowing tax-free purchases both in-person and online, covering all eligible items of up to $500.

Traditionally designed to assist families with back-to-school shopping, Ohio’s sales tax holiday has been a significant financial boon for households preparing for the upcoming school year. Governor DeWine emphasized that this extended tax break comes at a crucial time when many families are facing financial strains.

Under previous sales tax holidays, which typically lasted three days, only school-related items were eligible, and purchase price limits were considerably lower, with a maximum of $75 per item of clothing and $20 per item of instructional material or school supplies.

The expanded holiday represents a broader scope, allowing Ohioans to enjoy tax exemptions on a wider range of purchases. However, it’s essential to note that certain items remain excluded from the tax exemption, including services, watercraft, outboard motors, motor vehicles, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, vapor products, and any items containing marijuana.

Ohioans can take advantage of this extended Sales Tax Holiday to make significant purchases, ranging from back-to-school essentials to other household needs, providing a welcome financial reprieve during these challenging times.