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Florida’s 3-day Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday

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During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including certain school supplies, clothing, footwear, and personal computers. Limits apply.

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Florida’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is this coming weekend, August 4-6, 2017.

During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax such as: certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use selling for $750 or less per item.

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CLOTHING Up to $60 each.
Florida legislators were a little more generous than years past. Garments and accessories are tax free up to $60 each. In 2013, the exemption stopped at $75 per piece.

 

SHOES Up to $60 per pair.
Shoes are eligible for the tax exemption. As with clothing, however, only footwear costing less than $60 per pair will ring up tax-free.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES Up to $15 each.
Sales tax will not be charged on items such as pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, and glue. The state set a price limit of $15 per item for this category, but left off items such as staplers and computer paper.

BUYING BOOKS
All books, besides the Bible, are still taxable during the Florida Sales Tax Holiday.

MOST STORES
But not all.

For more information, a list of qualifying items and sales tax holiday promotional materials, please visit the Department of Revenue’s 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday webpage.

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