Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Gives Bigger Bang for Buck August 7-9.
It is with great pleasure to be able to share the following information to help all families across Ohio with children going back to school. Below is the Official notice:
S.B. 243 enacted a one-time sales tax holiday to occur only in 2015. The holiday starts on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.
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.
Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.
Sales Tax Holiday Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact us at 1-800-304-3211, or e-mail us.
OHIO RELAY SERVICES FOR
THE HEARING OR SPEECH IMPAIRED
Provides new clothing for school children of all ages in Franklin County free of charge. They can also provide shoes, winter coats and vouchers for school uniforms.
4300 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Christian Women United
Their annual back-to-school giveaway offers free kindergarten and sports physicals, immunizations, food, clothing and school supplies.
867 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
HandsOn Central Ohio
Formerly known as First Link, HandsOn’s comprehensive information and referral service connects those in need with thousands of social service, government and community resources, including school supplies. They help find a solution to any need. Free and confidential, 2-1-1 is available throughout Franklin County 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
195 North Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
2-1-1 or (614) 221-6766
Neighborhood Services, Inc. (NSI)
Distributes backpacks, writing utensils, paper, calculators, pens, and other school essentials to children in grades K to 12 living in zip codes 43201, 43202 and 43210.
1950 North Fourth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
Tom Fennessy / Mike Harden Back-to-School Project
Provides backpacks filled with school supplies for children in grades K through 12 who otherwise might not be able to afford them.
5277 Infinity Court, Grove City, Ohio 43123
Helps over 600 children each school year with new school supplies.
2955 Switzer Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43219
Vineyard Community Center
Offers a free school supplies giveaway for single parents and their children every August.
6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
Volunteers of America Operation Backpack
Distributes new backpacks and school supplies to Central Ohio children in need every year.
1776 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
Located inside Indian Run United Methodist Church, the Welcome Warehouse offers programs to assist Dublin area families who are temporarily in need. Those programs include: Adopt-A-Family, Clothing Warehouse, Furniture Match Program, Multi-lingual and Mobile Computer Labs, Back to School Outreach and Emergency Household Assistance. Call for details.
6305 Brand Road, Dublin, Ohio 43016