Many Ohio Shoppers will dodge sales taxes

RICK ADAMCZAK | Daily Reporter
Published: 11/27/2012

This week is a busy one for shoppers purchasing holiday presents and other items from websites or catalogues, but Ohio consumers making such purchases without paying sales tax on the items cost the state millions of dollars.

Often an online retailer does not charge the seller sales tax. When that’s the case, Ohio law requires the buyer to pay the tax directly to the Ohio Department of Taxation.

That tax is known as a “use tax,” and it has existed in Ohio since 1936.

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