Florida’s yearly back-to-school sales tax holiday will begin 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013, through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2013.
During this period, no sales tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less, or on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less. This means you will be able to get more on that huge list of what you need for your child to go back to school.
According to the Florida Department Of Revenue:
“Clothing” means any article of wearing apparel, including all footwear (except skis, swim fins, roller blades, and skates), intended to be worn on or about the human body. However, “clothing” does not include watches, watchbands, jewelry, umbrellas, handkerchiefs, or sporting equipment.
“School supplies” means pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, notebook filler paper, legal pads, binders, lunch boxes, construction paper, markers, folders, poster board, composition books, poster paper, scissors, cellophane tape, glue, paste, rulers, computer disks, protractors, compasses, and calculators.
Books are NOT exempt from tax during the 2013 Sales Tax Holiday.
For more information on what is taxable and what is tax-exempt, click HERE
The first day of school in Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando County is Monday, Aug. 19. Hillsborough kids go back one day later on Tuesday, Aug. 20.