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FLORIDA TAX-FREE HOLIDAY
When is Florida’s tax-free holiday?
Florida’s tax-free holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, and runs through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2019. You’ll save Florida’s 6% state sales tax plus local tax.
What qualifies for tax free weekend in Florida?
The following items are tax free:
- Clothing and apparel costing $60 or less per item.
- School supplies and related items costing $15 or less per item.
- Personal computers and related accessories of $1,000 or less per item.
Most items that children need for school are tax exempt. This includes most clothing and most school supplies, but not all of them. Within each category, there are exemptions.
Because the guidelines aren’t necessarily intuitive, take some time on the Florida Department of Revenue website to familiarize yourself with Florida’s list of exempt and taxable items. Click here to download the complete list.
And keep in mind the spending thresholds, too. Tax exemptions apply only to clothing items $60 or less. There’s also no limit to how many tax-free items you can buy so, in essence, you could buy a hundred $50 jackets, and they’d all be tax-free.
Sales tax holiday for clothing, personal computers, and school supplies
The fine print: 2016 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday August 5 through August 7, 2016. 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. 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.
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. Reference: Section 24, Chapter 2016-220, Laws of Florida