Back to School Tax Holiday Is Aug. 3-5

The annual tax-free sale on most clothing and school supplies starts Friday and ends Sunday.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Sales-Tax Free Holiday in Florida for back-to-school shoppers.

The annual tax-free sale on most clothing and school supplies starts Friday and ends Sunday. The so-called Florida Sales Tax Holiday is just in time for the new school year, making it a little easier on families as they buy new clothing and student supplies.

School supplies exempt from taxes include: Backpacks, pencils, crayons, rulers, composition books, construction paper, markers, erasers, scissors, notebooks, highlighters, lunch boxes and folders.

For more information on tax-exempt clothing and school supplies please visit,  Florida Department of Revenue's List of Tax Exempt Items.





Toni Whitt August 01, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I know I'll be hitting the outlet mall in Ellenton. That's always fun for tax free days.
Rachel Jolley August 01, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Ellenton sounds like a good spot, Toni! I will have to make a plan of attack for this weekend, so I can get to all of the ideal locations :)
Krystal August 02, 2012 at 12:52 PM
When I was in school my mom would spend the week before looking online and in the paper at the Tax Free deals the stores were offering, compare to her list from our schools and make an itinerary based on each store she was visiting, with the coupons in hand. Saved us A LOT more and we were done in a weekend.
Toni Whitt August 02, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Love it Krystal -- planning is the only way to save significant money.
Edith August 02, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Aren't printer cartridges included? I don't see them on the list.


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