In anctipation of the crowds, Cottonwood Mall has added hours to its weekend schedule, staying open until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday.
When tax-free weekends come, it takes a little bit off.
School supplies will include book bags and coloring crayons. Other items shoppers can buy without a sales tax this weekend include batteries, chainsaws, smoke detectors, bottled water, cellphone chargers and coolers.
Pinson said this weekend is good exposure for OH - a lot of surrounding states participate in the tax free holiday.
State Sen. Rob McColley, R-Napoleon, expects Ohioans to save millions of dollars this year on back-to-school shopping.
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The tax-free weekend was something many people looked forward to, with sales tax as well as local taxes being exempt from many back to school items.
Some restrictions do apply - single clothing items over $75 and individual back to school supplies over $20 will be taxed.
The weekend is one of the busiest shopping events of the year for some retailers. Coats, hats, jackets and even swimsuits will be tax free this weekend.
This is the fourth consecutive year of the tax relief in OH, made possible by House Bill 49.
Louisiana's Department of Revenue estimates the sales tax holidays would have cost the state $5.2 million in taxes this year. For example, if a retailer sells a pair of trousers during the sales tax holiday for $75 and also charges $10 to alter the trousers, then the entire charge of $85 is exempt from the sales or use tax.