Glasses, Contact Lenses To Be Exempt From Ohio Tax
The change that is expected to save consumers millions of dollars
Corrective eye glasses and contact lenses will no longer be to subject to state sales taxes starting July 1 — a change that is expected to save consumers millions of dollars, according to state officials.
The change was included in a bill that lawmakers adopted in November 2017. Hearing aides, prescription drugs and other medical devices are already exempt from the state sales tax.
The Ohio Optometric Association supported the change. “Economic barriers, such as the imposition of a sales tax, make it less likely for patients to obtain the care and medical products they need,” the association said when the tax break was first proposed.
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