Florida Back-to-School Tax Holiday

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.

Examples of Exempt Clothing and Accessories under $60

Accessories – Wallets, Handbags, belts, etc Diapers, diaper inserts (adult and baby, cloth or disposable) Hosiery and panty hose (including support hosiery)
Aerobic and fitness clothing Coin purses Martial arts attire
Aprons and clothing shields Costumes Overshoes and rubber shoes
Athletic supporters Coveralls Purses
Baby clothes Diaper bags Safety clothing
Backpacks and book bags Coats Shirts
Bandanas Dresses Shoes (including athletic)
Baseball cleats Formal clothing Socks
Bathing suits, caps, and cover-ups Uniforms (work, school, and athletic – excluding pads) Leggings, tights, and leg warmers
Belts Graduation caps and gowns Suits, slacks, and jackets
Bibs Gym suits and uniforms Swim suits and trunks
Bicycle helmets (youth) Hats and caps Ties (neckties and bow ties)
Blouses Hunting vests Sweatbands
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)  
Bras Jackets  
Cleated and spiked shoes Jeans  


Examples of Exempt School Supply Items

Binders Crayons Lunch boxes
Calculators Erasers Markers
Colored pencils Folders Notebooks
Compasses Glue (stick and liquid) Poster board
Composition books Highlighters Rulers
Construction paper Legal pads Scissors


By Craig Barbee August 2 2018 Posted In: Tax