Back-To-School Tax Holiday (7/31 to 8/9)

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Florida’s back-to-school tax holiday begins this Saturday, July 31st.

For ten days, parents will be able to enjoy tax free shopping on certain back-to-school products in preparation for the 2021-2022 school year.

According to the Florida Department of Revenue, “consumers can purchase qualifying back-to-school supplies exempt from tax during the 2021 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday. Passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the sales tax holiday begins Saturday, July 31 and extends through Monday, August 9. The Department of Revenue created this webpage to provide information and promotional materials for consumers, businesses, and other interested parties.”

During this sales tax holiday period, Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as
discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on:
• purchases of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item,
• purchases of certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item, and
• the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories, when
purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

This sales tax holiday does not apply to:
• Any item of clothing selling for more than $60;
• Any school supply item selling for more than $15;
• Books that are not otherwise exempt;
• Computers and computer-related accessories purchased for commercial purposes;
• Rentals or leases of any eligible items;
• Repairs or alterations of any eligible items; or
• Sales of any eligible items in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport.

Click here for the Department’s information sheet with full details on the program, or visit: https://floridarevenue.com/backtoschool.

The program runs from 12:00AM on Saturday, July 31st to 11:59PM on Monday, August 9th.

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