By Amy Marcos | Photo: Sara Torda
Beginning on Friday, August 2, 2019, and running until Tuesday, August 6, 2019, Florida residents can enjoy a back-to-school tax holiday on participating school-related items. State and local tax prices will not be required on typical school items that cost $15 or less, or shoes and clothing that costs $60 or less. Here is a list of what to get this weekend for Florida’s back-to-school tax holiday.
The Florida Department of Revenue states that the tax holiday is not applicable to the following as well:
- Books that are not otherwise exempt
- Computers and computer-related accessories purchased for commercial purposes
- Rentals or leases of any eligible items
- Repairs or alterations of any eligible items
- Sales of any eligible items in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport.
Here is a list of school items that are tax-exempt this upcoming week:
• 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
• Staplers and staples (used to secure paper products)
For more information regarding what is and what is not tax-exempt this tax holiday, and for detailed explanations of each exemption, click here.