Florida Back-to-School Tax Holiday

Florida Back-to-School Tax Holiday

August 02, 2018
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Florida Back-to-School Tax Holiday

August 3rd – 5th

Yes, it’s that time of year again…Back-to-School Tax Holiday! First the bad news, our lawmakers in Tallahassee failed to include technology items like new computers in this years Tax Holiday. Last year you were able to get technology items up to $750 state tax free. In 2016 they also lowered the Tax Holiday from ten (10) days to only three (3) days and gave us the added bonus of lowering the clothing limit from $100 to $60.
Now on to the good news, during this Tax Holiday you get a chance to save 6% on many items that your kids will need for the school season. Clothing items under $60 and school supplies up to $15 are state and local tax free.


Accessories – Wallets, Handbags, belts, etcDiapers, diaper inserts (adult and baby, cloth or disposable)Hosiery and panty hose (including support hosiery)
Aerobic and fitness clothingCoin pursesMartial arts attire
Aprons and clothing shieldsCostumesOvershoes and rubber shoes
Athletic supportersCoverallsPurses
Baby clothesDiaper bagsSafety clothing
Backpacks and book bagsCoatsShirts
BandanasDressesShoes (including athletic)
Baseball cleatsFormal clothingSocks
Bathing suits, caps, and cover-upsUniforms (work, school, and athletic – excluding pads)Leggings, tights, and leg warmers
BeltsGraduation caps and gownsSuits, slacks, and jackets
BibsGym suits and uniformsSwim suits and trunks
Bicycle helmets (youth)Hats and capsTies (neckties and bow ties)
BlousesHunting vestsSweatbands
Boots (except ski or fishing boots)Shoulder pads (e.g., dresses or jackets)Uniforms (work, school, and athletic – excluding pads)
Braces and supports worn to correct or alleviate a physical incapacity or injury*Sleepwear (nightgowns and pajamas)
BrasJackets
Cleated and spiked shoesJeans

Examples of Exempt School Supply Items

BindersCrayonsLunch boxes
CalculatorsErasersMarkers
Colored pencilsFoldersNotebooks
CompassesGlue (stick and liquid)Poster board
Composition booksHighlightersRulers
Construction paperLegal padsScissors