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Ohio: House passes measure to exempt optical aids from sales tax, saving consumers $29M

In a late September blog post, the Ohio House Majority Caucus announced that it had passed HB 116, which exempts optical aids from sales and use tax, beginning in July 2019. Optical aids include the following: eyeglasses, contact lenses, and “other instruments or devices that may aid or correct human vision and that have been prescribed by a physician or optometrist licensed by any state, country, or province.” Eyeglass lenses, and “frames into which lenses have been installed, if the lenses have been prescribed by a physician or optometrist licensed by any state, country, or province,” are also within the definition of exempted items.

In order to prevent tax evasion, the law will presume that sales tax applies “until the contrary is established.”

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