Florida’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Coming Up This Weekend

By Amy Marcos| Photo: Alina Snepste

Florida’s back-to-school sales tax-free holiday is coming up! From August 7, 2020-August 8, 2020, state and local tax prices will not be required on school items that cost $15 or less, shoes and clothing that cost $60 or less, or the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and some computer-related accessories. Some examples of these sales tax-free items are as follows:

• Calculators
• Glue (stick and liquid)
• Highlighters
• Legal pads
• Lunch boxes
• Markers
• Notebook filler paper
• Notebooks
• Paste
• Pencils
• Cellophane (transparent) tape
• Colored pencils
• Compasses
• Composition books
• Computer disks (blank CDs only)
• Construction paper
• Crayons
• Erasers

Computer paper, masking tape, printer paper, correction tape/fluid, and some books are among items that are still taxable during this holiday.

For more information regarding what is and what is not tax-exempt this sales tax-free holiday, and for detailed explanations of each exemption, visit the Florida Department of Revenue’s website, here.


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