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Back-to-School sales tax holiday is this weekend

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Florida’s 2016 Back-to-School tax-free weekend is Friday, Aug. 5 – Sunday, Aug. 7.

During this sales tax holiday period, Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on purchases of:

  • Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item, and
  • Certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item.

Last year, the clothing price limit was $100. Another change this year is that computers are no longer exempt from sales tax.

This holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 5, 2016, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2016.

This holiday does not apply to:

  • Any item of clothing selling for more than $60;
  • Any school supply item selling for more than $15;
  • Books that are not otherwise exempt;
  • Personal computers and computer-related accessories;
  • Rentals or leases of any of these items;
  • Repairs or alterations of any of these items; or
  • Sales of clothing or school supplies in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport.

Complete details are available here.

Examples of Exempt School Supply Items:

  • Binders
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane (transparent) tape
  • Colored pencils
  • Compasses
  • Composition books
  • Computer disks (blank CDs only)
  • Construction paper
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Folders
  • Glue (stick and liquid)
  • Highlighters
  • Legal pads
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers
  • Notebook filler paper
  • Notebooks
  • Paste
  • Pencils, including mechanical and refills
  • Pens, including felt, ballpoint, fountain, highlighters, and refills
  • Poster board
  • Poster paper
  • Protractors
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
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