This year's tax-free holiday begins on Friday, Aug. 2, and runs through Tuesday, Aug. 6.
With children heading back to school in just two weeks, the state is once again offering its tax-free, back-to-school shopping holiday.
From Friday, Aug. 2, to Tuesday, Aug. 6, no Florida sales tax or local-option tax will be collected on certain items. This includes clothing, footwear and certain accessories priced $60 or less; certain school supplies priced $15 or less; and certain personal computers and related accessories costing $1,000 or less. Cell phones are excluded from this.
The tax-free holiday officially begins at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 2 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 6.
There are some restrictions, however. Watches, watchbands, jewelry, umbrellas and handkerchiefs do not qualify as tax-exempt clothing, and the tax-free exemption doesn't apply to clothing, wallets or bags purchased in a theme park, entertainment complex or airport.
The sales-tax holiday also does not apply to computers and computer-related accessories purchased for commercial purposes, rentals or leases of any eligible items, or repairs or alterations of any eligible items, according to the Florida Department of Revenue.
For a complete list of the tax-exempt items or for more information on the tax-free holiday, click here. Otherwise, here are some of the items included in the tax-free holiday:
Clothing ($60 or less)
- Baby clothes
- Backpacks and book bags
- Gym suits and uniforms
- Hats and caps
- Leggings, tights and leg warmers
- Raincoats, rain hats and ponchos \
- Shoes (including athletic)
- Uniforms (work, school, and athletic, excluding pads)
School Supplies ($15 or less)
- Colored pencils
- Composition books
- Glue (stick and liquid)
- Lunch boxes
- Notebook filler paper
- Pencils, including mechanical and refills
- Pens, including felt, ballpoint, fountain, highlighters and refills
- Staplers and staples
Computers and Related Accessories ($1,000 or less)
- Cables (for computers)
- Central processing units (CPU)
- Compact disk drives
- Computer for noncommercial home or personal use
- Computer batteries
- Data storage devices (excludes those devices designed for use in digital cameras or other taxable items)
- Hard drives
- Headphones (including “earbuds”)
- Ink cartridges (for computer printers)
- Keyboards (for computers)
- Mice (mouse devices)
- Monitors (except devices that include a television tuner)
- Printer cartridges
- Printers (including “all-in-one” models)
- Software (nonrecreational)