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What is Exempt?
Sorry, college kids, you're out of luck, since we know that NOTHING you have to purchase for class costs less than $20.
When we dug a little further into the details of what is considered "clothing," we wondered what decade (make that century) the writers of the guidelines were living in. Check out some of the highly-sought-after items on this list:
“Clothing” is defined as all human wearing apparel suitable for general use. “Clothing” includes, but is not limited to, shirts; blouses; sweaters; pants; shorts; skirts; dresses; uniforms (athletic and nonathletic); shoes and shoe laces; insoles for shoes; sneakers; sandals; boots; overshoes; slippers; steel-toed shoes; underwear; socks and stockings; hosiery; pantyhose; footlets; coats and jackets; rainwear; gloves and mittens for general use; hats and caps; ear muffs; belts and suspenders; neckties; scarves; aprons (household and shop); lab coats; athletic supporters; bathing suits and caps; beach capes and coats; costumes; baby receiving blankets; diapers, children and adult, including disposable diapers; rubber pants; garters and garter belts; girdles; formal wear; and wedding apparel.*
Also, if you're planning on getting married soon and can find a wedding dress for less than $75, you're in luck! (We would say doubly-so if you found a dress for that!)
Supplies & Materials
“School supplies” include only the following items: binders; book bags; calculators; cellophane tape; blackboard chalk; compasses; composition books; crayons; erasers; folders (expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila); glue, paste, and paste sticks; highlighters; index cards; index card boxes; legal pads; lunch boxes; markers; notebooks; paper; loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper; pencil boxes and other school supply boxes; pencil sharpeners; pencils; pens; protractors; rulers; scissors; and writing tablets.*
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“School instructional material” includes only the following items: reference books, reference maps and globes, textbooks, and workbooks.*
Mark your calendar now so you don't miss out!
*All quotes are from the 2015 Ohio Sales Tax Holiday FAQ. Visit the site for more information.