• Sales Tax Exemption for Computer Purchases by Teachers

    The Ohio Office of Budget and Management reports that "the tax reduction recognizes the integral importance of certified elementary and secondary teachers in Ohio's efforts to bring information technology to schools, and acknowledges that they do a significant amount of their preparation work outside of the school day. The General Assembly and the Governor approved the elimination of sales taxes when certified teachers purchase personal computers.

    Section 5739.02 of Ohio's Revised Code:
    (39) Sales of personal computers, computer monitors, computer keyboards, modems, and other peripheral computer equipment to an individual who is licensed or certified to teach in an elementary or a secondary school in this state for use by that individual in preparation for teaching elementary or secondary school students.

    To receive the exemption, download and fill out the following document, print it out and take it to the vendor where you are purchasing your computer hardware.

    http://tax.ohio.gov/documents/forms/fill-in/sales_and_use/exemption_certificates/ST_STEC_U_FI.pdf