Ohio Back-to-School Tax Holiday 2015

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday 2015 | Money Savvy Living

This weekend, August 7-9, 2015, the Ohio Department of Taxation has enacted a tax holiday—meaning you pay NO SALES TAX on certain items that are being purchased during this time period! This particular tax holiday is specific to back-to-school items only. During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

    • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less;
    • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less; and
    • School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less.

So start taking a look at your local store flyers to see which stores may be running special pricing on their back-to-school items, combine it with the NO TAX holiday, and you will save even more money!

 

Other states that are also offering similar tax holidays for back-to-school items, as well as other tax exemptions, such as hunting items, energy star appliances, and emergency preparedness items, throughout the remainder of the year.  Here is a list of states nationwide that will be offering tax holidays in August, September, and October 2015:

Alabama August 7-9, 2015

  • Clothing – $100
  • Computers – $750
  • School supplies – $50
  • Books – $30

Florida August 7-16, 2015

  • Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $100 or less per item
  • School supplies selling for $15 or less per item
  • Computers and certain computer-related accessories when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use: on the first $750 of the sales price.

Georgia October 2-4, 2015

The following items, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use will be exempt:

  • Energy Star Qualified Products with a sales price of $1,500.00 or less per item
  • WaterSense Products with a sales price of $1,500.00 or less per item.

Iowa August 7-8, 2015

  • Clothing & footwear, each item up to $100

Louisiana August 7-8, 2015

  • The Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday provides an exemption from state sales tax on the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of tangible personal property for non-business use. The state sales tax is payable on the portion of the purchase price of any individual item in excess of $2,500.

Louisiana September 4-6, 2015

The sales tax holiday applies to all consumer purchases of firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies. Firearms eligible for the sales tax exemption include shotguns, rifles, pistols, revolvers, or other handguns, which may be legally sold or purchased in Louisiana. Ammunition intended to be fired from a gun or firearm is eligible for the sales tax exemption. Hunting supplies are eligible for the sales tax exemption only if used for and designed for hunting. Eligible hunting supplies include:

  • Animal feed that is manufactured and marketed as being for consumption primarily by game, which can be legally hunted; this does not include food for animals kept as pets
  • Apparel such as safety gear, camouflage clothing, jackets, hats, gloves, mittens, face masks and thermal underwear manufactured and marketed as being primarily for wear or use while hunting
  • Archery items used for hunting such as bows, crossbows, arrows, quivers and shafts
  • Bags to carry game or hunting gear
  • Belts that are manufactured and marketed as being primarily for use in hunting
  • Binoculars only if purchased to be used for hunting
  • Blinds
  • Chairs to be used for hunting; this excludes purchases by an individual of chairs or other furniture for household, business or other recreational use
  • Decoys
  • Firearm, archery, and other accessories designed for hunting
  • Float tubes only if purchased to be used for hunting
  • Hearing protection gear and enhancements
  • Holsters
  • Hunting shoes or boots designed and used for hunting
  • Knives that are manufactured and marketed as being primarily for use in hunting; this excludes the purchase of knives by an individual to be used for household, business or other recreational use
  • Miscellaneous gear that is manufactured and marketed as being primarily for use in hunting; this includes other hunting-related gear or supplies not previously listed. This excludes the purchase of toy guns and vessels or off road vehicles utilized as children’s toys;
  • Off-road vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles designed and intended primarily for hunting; the exemption does not apply to golf carts, go-carts, dirt bikes, mini-bikes, motorcycles, tractors, motor vehicles which may be legally driven on the streets and highways of Louisiana, or heavy equipment such as cranes, forklifts, backhoes and bulldozers;
  • Optical equipment such as rifle scopes and impact resistant glasses for shooting
  • Range finders
  • Slings
  • Tools that are manufactured and marketed as being primarily for use in hunting;
  • Tree stands
  • Decoys
  • Vessels such as airboats and pirogues designed and intended for hunting.

Maryland August 9-15, 2015

  • clothing & footwear, each item up to $100

Missouri August 7-9, 2015

  • Clothing – any article having a taxable value of $100 or less
  • School supplies – not to exceed $50 per purchase
  • Computer software – taxable value of $350 or less
  • Personal computers – not to exceed $3,500
  • Computer peripheral devices – not to exceed $3,500

New Mexico August 7-9, 2015

  • Clothing & footwear, each item up to $100
  • Computers: desktop, laptop, tablets or notebook up to $1,000
  • Related computer hardware – $500
  • School supplies for use in standard, general-education classrooms must be under $30 per unit

Ohio August 7-9, 2015

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less
  • School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less

Oklahoma August 7-9, 2015

  • Clothing & footwear, each item up to $100

South Carolina August 7-9, 2015

  • Clothing, footwear, and clothing accessories (e.g., hats, scarves, hosiery, and handbags)
  • School supplies (e.g., pens, pencils, paper, binders, notebooks, books, bookbags, lunchboxes, and calculators)
  • Computers, printers and printer supplies, computer software
  • Home goods: bath wash clothes, blankets, bed spreads, bed linens, sheet sets, comforter sets, bath towels, shower curtains, bath rugs and mats, pillows, and pillow cases

Tennesse

  • Clothing: $100 or Less
  • School Supplies: $100 or Less
  • Computers: $1,500 or Less

Texas  August 7-9, 2015

  • Clothing & footwear: $100 of Less
  • School Supplies: $100 or Less

 

Virginia August 7-9, 2015

  • School Supplies, Clothing, and Footwear:
    • Qualified school supplies – $20 or less per item
    • Qualified clothing and footwear – $100 or less per item
    • Detailed list of school supplies, clothing and footwear
  • Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Items:
    • Portable generators – $1,000 or less per item
    • Gas-powered chainsaws – $350 or less per item
    • Chainsaw accessories – $60 or less per item
    • Other specified hurricane preparedness items with a sales price of $60 or less per item
    • Detailed list of hurricane preparedness items
  • Energy Star andWaterSense Items:
    • Qualifying items carrying either the Energy Star or WaterSense label with a sales price of $2,500 or less purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.
    • Qualifying Energy Star items include dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, light bulbs, dehumidifiers, and refrigerators
    • Qualifying WaterSense items include bathroom sink faucets, faucet accessories such as aerators and shower heads, toilets, urinals, and landscape irrigation controllers
    • Detailed list of Energy Star and WaterSense items

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