Legislature Approves Bill from Conservative Kevin Bacon to Make Sales Tax Holiday Permanent.

Legislature Approves Bill from Conservative Kevin Bacon to Make Sales Tax Holiday Permanent.

Families will Save on School Supplies and Clothes Each Year

Columbus, OH (3/21/18) – The Ohio House and Senate today voted on and passed a bill from conservative Senator Kevin Bacon (R-Westerville) to make the Ohio Sales Tax Holiday permanent. The bill now will go to the Governor for his signature.

“I’m thrilled to see Senate Bill 226, which will help families save their hard earned money, garnered overwhelming support in both the House and Senate,” Bacon said. “Making the sales tax holiday permanent is great for all Ohioans looking to keep more of their money in their pocket. This bill is great for small businesses too. Out of state shoppers come to Ohio for their back to school shopping, increasing our economic activity.”

The bill passed by both the House and Senate, will make permanent an annual three-day sales and use tax holiday. The tax exemption applies to school supplies $20 or less per item and clothing $75 or less per item during the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of August. There is no limit to the number of tax exempt items families can purchase. Previously, legislators had to dedicate time to renewing this bill every year.

“I have constantly worked to save taxpayer dollars and keep taxes low” Bacon continued. “I will continue fighting to save Ohio families money by cutting taxes and reducing government spending in Washington. That way everyone wins.”

The Ohio sales tax rate is 5.75% and county sales taxes can increase that amount to over 7% Without the sales tax holiday, over $1 out of every $20 spent on school clothes or supplies goes to the government.

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