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:
- Cellophane (transparent) tape
- Colored pencils
- Composition books
- Computer disks (blank CDs only)
- Construction paper
- Glue (stick and liquid)
- Legal pads
- Lunch boxes
- Notebook filler paper
- Pencils, including mechanical and refills
- Pens, including felt, ballpoint, fountain, highlighters, and refills
- Poster board
- Poster paper