Ohio offers sales tax free weekend

Ohio offers sales tax free weekend

That includes clothing, shoes, school supplies and some electronics.

"If a pair of jeans is sold for $100 during the sales tax holiday, the entire $100 is taxable", according to the DOR website.

During the holiday, shoppers can buy qualifying products without paying Virginia's state sales tax of 4.3 percent.

But good news for parents of young children: The tax exemption applies to diapers!

An important distinction is that sports and recreational equipment is not considered clothing, and is not tax exempt during this weekend.

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Louisiana's Department of Revenue estimates the sales tax holidays would have cost the state $5.2 million in taxes this year. "I think Louisiana not having that tax free brought people over and of course, we get people from Alabama too that want to take advantage".

So instead of driving the 55 miles to Florence for tax-free weekend, English urges folks to save the gas and stay local to keep the money in the area instead of taking it elsewhere.

However, some cities, including Joplin, Carthage, Carl Junction, Mount Vernon, Cassville, and Springfield will still collect city sales tax. The gift certificate can be used at any of the participating chamber businesses and works just like cash or a gift card.

From Friday through Sunday, clothing items costing less than $75 per item and school supplies costing less than $20 per item will be tax-free.

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