Florida’s Tax-Free weekend Aug. 4-6

Friday, August 4, 2017 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again! Florida shoppers once again will have a three-day “tax-free holiday” weekend in anticipation of the new school year. This year’s sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 4, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 6. Back on the tax-exempt list this year are computers and computer accessories. 

No Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected during this time on the following:
• Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item
• Certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item
• Personal computers and certain computer-related accessories, selling for $750 or less per item, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

 Among the allowed school supplies are the following: Binders, calculators, cellophane (transparent) tape, colored pencils, crayons, construction paper, lunch boxes, notebook filler paper, poster paper and scissors. 

School supply items that are NOT exempt from sales taxes include: Books that are not otherwise exempt; correction tape or fluid or pens; masking tape; printer paper; staplers and staples.
The allowed computer equipment includes laptops and tablets; data storage, such as jump, flash and thumb drives; e-book readers; printers and headphones.

For more information about the sales tax holiday, and for lists of specific items and their taxable status during the tax-free period visit   https://revenuelaw.floridarevenue.com/LawLibraryDocuments/2017/06/TIP-121182_TIP%2017A01-07%20BTS%20RLL.pdf.

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