Lawmaker Proposes Making Ohio Sales Tax Holiday Permanent
A Republican state lawmaker has introduced a bill to make Ohio's sales tax holiday permanent and an annual event. Senator Kevin Bacon says he received positive feedback from retailers and the public after the state's first tax holiday last August. It applied to clothing and footwear items costing under 75 dollars, as well as classroom supplies that cost 20 dollars or less. Items priced higher were not eligible. An Ohio Department of Taxation spokesperson says the agency is working on figures to show the holiday's impact. It is not known when they will be released.