Florida Back-to-School Tax Holiday – 2019

Florida Back-to-School Tax Holiday – 2019

July 25, 2019

Yes, it’s that time of year again…Back-to-School Tax Holiday! First for the good news. Personal computers and certain computer-related accessories that are $1,000 or less are now Tax Exempt. That is a huge improvement over last year when Florida lawmakers failed to include personal computers in the exempt category.
The rest of the items are basically the same as 2018. Certain school supplies under $15 and clothing items under $60 are exempt.

Examples of Exempt Clothing and Accessories under $60

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)
Cleated and spiked shoesJeans

Examples of Exempt School Supply Items

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