COLUMBUS- State Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) encourages families to take advantage of Ohio's first Sales Tax Holiday from August 7 to August 9, 2015. The Sales Tax Holiday was created following the passage of Senate legislation in 2014 to help families save during the back-to-school shopping season.

Ohio consumers will enjoy an exemption from paying sales tax on all clothing and footwear up to $75 per item and certain school supplies and instructional materials up to $20 per item. 

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“Ohio's first-ever Sales Tax Holiday is a helpful tool for easing the financial burden on parents and students heading into the new school year," said Lehner, a cosponsor of the legislation that established the Sales Tax Holiday. 

Senate Bill 243, introduced in 2013 and signed into law in December 2014, introduces the Sales Tax Holiday to Ohio for the first time this year. 

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