The Florida Sales Tax Holiday for back-to-school supplies begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and ends at midnight Sunday, Aug. 4.
Legislation has been passed to create a three-day sales tax holiday. During this period, no Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less per item, on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item, and on computers and certain related accessories selling for $750 or less per item when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. “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, watch bands, jewelry, umbrellas, handkerchiefs, or sporting equipment.
Clothing Exempt from Florida Sales Tax - Clothing and accessories must be $50 or less. Items eligible include: Clothing must be under $100 for: Aerobic Clothing, Alter Clothing*, Aprons, Athletic Supporters, Baby Clothes, Backpacks, Bandanas, Barrettes, Baseball Cleats, Bathing Suits, Bathing caps, Bathing Cover ups, Belts, Belt Buckles, Bibs, Blouses, Bobby Pins, Book Bags, Boots (except ski boots), Bow Ties, Bowling Shoes (Purchased), Bras, Braces (worn to correct or alleviate a physical incapacity or Injury)*, Caps, Choir Clothing*, Cleated Shoes, Clerical Vestments*, Clothing Shields, Coats, Coin Purses, Costumes, Coveralls, Diaper Bags, Diapers (adult and baby, cloth or disposable), Diaper Inserts (adult and baby), Dresses, Employee Uniforms, Fanny Packs, Fishing Vests (no flotation), Fitness Clothing, Formal Clothing (purchased), Gloves (general use), Dress Gloves, Garden Gloves, Leather Gloves, Work Gloves, Graduation Caps and Gowns, Gym Suits, Gym Uniforms, Hair Bands, Hair Bows, Hair Clips, Hair Nets, Hand Bags, Hats, Hosiery, Hunting Vests , Insoles, Jackets, Jeans, Lab Costs, Leg Warmers, Leotards, Lingerie, Martial Arts Attire, Neckwear, Nightgowns, Overshoes, Pajamas, Pants, Panythose, Ponchos, Pony Tail Holders, Purses, Rain Coats, Rain Hats, Receiving Blankets, Religious Clothing *, Robes, Rubber Shoes, Safety Clothing, Safety Shoes, Scarves, Scout Uniforms, Shawls, Shirts, Shoes, Shoe Inserts, Shoulder Pads, Shorts, Ski Suits (snow), Skirts, Slacks, Sleepwear, Slippers, Slips, Socks, Sports Uniforms, Spiked Shoes, Suits, Support Hosiery, Suspenders, Sweat Bands, Sweat Suits, Sweaters, Swim Suits, Swim Trunks, Ties, Tights, Tuxedos (purchased), Undergarments, Uniforms, Vests, Vintage Clothing, Wallets, Work Clothes and Wraps
School Supplies Exempt from Florida Sales Tax - Limit per item is $10 on these school supplies: Binders, Calculators, Cellophane Tape, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Composition Books, Computer Disks (blank CD’s only), Construction Paper, Crayons, Erasers, Folders, Glue (stick and liquid), Highlighters, Legal Pads, Lunch Boxes, Markers, Notebook Filler Paper, Notebooks, Paste, Pencils, Pens, Poster Board, Poster Paper, Protractors, Rulers and Scissors.
Computer and Related Accessories Exempt from Florida State Sales Tax – Limit per item is $750 on these items: Antivirus Software, Blank CD’s, Car Adaptors for Laptop, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Compact Disc Drives, Computer Batteries, Computer Cables, Database Software, Data Storage Devices, Desktop Computer, Diskettes, Docking Stations (designed for computers), Ear Buds, Educational Software, Electronic Book Readers, Financial Software, Flash Drives, Hard Drives, Head Phones, Ink Cartridges (for computers), Jump Drives, Keyboards (for computers), Lap Top Computer, Memory Cards, Mice, Microphone (built in computers), Modems, Monitors (except ones that include a TV tuner), Motherboards, Noncommercial Use Computer, Personal Digital Assistant Devices (except cell phones), Personal Use Computer, Port Replicators, Portable Hard Drives, Printer Cartridges, Printers, Ram (random access memory), Routers, Scanners, Speakers, Storage Drives, Tablet, Thumb Drives, Zip Drives, Web Cameras and Word Processing Software.
Taxable Items – Athletic Gloves, Athletic Pads, Baseball Gloves, Baseball Helmets, Batteries**, Batting Gloves, Belts for Weightlifting, Bike Helmets, Bicycle Gloves, Books*, Boutonnieres, Bowling Shoes (rented), Briefcases, Buttons, Cases for Electronic Devices, CD’s (prerecorded), Cell Phones, Checkbook covers (separate from wallets), Chest Protectors, Cloth, Clothing Repair Items, Clothing Tapes, Computer Bags, Computers designed for recreation (games and toys), Computer paper, Copy Machines, Copier Ink/Toner, Correction tape, Correction fluid, Correction Pens, Corsages, Cosmetic Bags, Costumes (rented), Crib Blankets, Digital Cameras, Digital Media Receivers, Diving Suits, Dry Diving Suits, Duffel Bags, Dust Masks, Elbow Pads, Fabrics, Fax Machines, Fins, Fishing Boots (waders), Football Helmets, Football Pads, Football Shoulder Pads, Formal Clothing (rented), Furniture, Games, Game Consoles, Game Controllers, Gaming Software, Game Systems, Garment Bags, Goggles (except prescription)*, Golf Gloves, Handkerchiefs, Hard Hats, Hockey Gloves, Hockey Helmets, Hockey Pads, Hockey Shoulder Pads, Ice Skates, In-Line Skates, Iron-on Patches, Jewelry, Key Cases, Key Chains, Knee Pads, Lace, Life Jackets, Life Vests, Luggage, Knitting Yarn, Makeup Bags, Masking Tape, MP3 Accessories, MP3 Players, Rented Computers, Rented Computer Accessories, Motorcycle Helmets, Paint Masks, Patterns, Printer Paper, Projectors, Protective Masks (athletic), Repair of Wearing Apparel, Roller Blades, Roller Skates, Rubber Gloves, Shaving Kits, Shin Guards, Shin Pads, Ski Boots (snow), Ski Vests (water), Skin Diving Suits, Smart Phones, Soccer Pads, Sports Helmets, Sports Shoulder Pads, Staplers, Staples, Surge Protectors, Sunglasses (except prescription)*, Surgical Gloves, Swimming Masks, Tables Cases, Tablet Covers, Tennis Gloves, Thread, TV’s (including digital media receivers), Umbrellas, Uniforms (Rented), Video Game Consoles, Watches, Watch Bands, Water Ski Vests, Weightlifting belts, Wet Diving Suits, Wigs and Zippers.
*These items are always exempt as religious, prescription, prosthetic or orthopedic items.
** Batteries used in prosthetic and orthopedic appliances are always tax exempt.