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West Virginia, Ohio Sales Tax Holidays Begin Today

Back to school and office supplies are on sale at a Target store, Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in North Miami, Fla. Back-to-school shopping is extra expensive this year, due to inflation. But coordinating with people in your community can help you save money. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

WHEELING – Ohio Valley residents may want to take advantage of sales tax holidays in both West Virginia and Ohio this weekend, Aug. 5-7.

The holidays are aimed at helping families purchase clothing and supplies for back-to-school time. The holidays kick off today and run through Sunday night.

In West Virginia, following items are exempt from Sales and use tax:

Certain clothing with a purchase price of $125 or less;

Certain school supplies with a purchase price of $50 or less;

Certain school instruction material with a purchase price of $20 or less;

Certain laptop and tablet computers with a purchase price of $500 or less; and

Certain sports equipment with a purchase price of $150 or less.

In Ohio, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

An item of clothing priced at $75 or less;

An item of school supplies priced at $20 or less; and

An item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less.

Items purchased for use in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday in both Ohio and West Virginia.

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