FLORIDA -- Get ready to shop and save -- the 2019 back-to-school sales tax holiday is arriving soon.
- Tax holiday: August 2 to August 6, 2019
- School supplies, clothing, computers
- RELATED: Back to School 2019
- LINK: Full list of eligible items
The holiday runs from Friday, August 2 to Tuesday, August 6, which allows Floridians to buy school supplies ($15 or less per item), clothing ($60 or less per item), and other items without sales tax.
Florida’s sales tax rate is at 6 percent as of 2019.
This sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on August 2 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6.
The tax break does not apply to items purchased at theme parks, entertainment complexes, or airports.
For a full list of eligible sales tax-free items, visit www.floridarevenue.com/backtoschool.
CLOTHING -- Up to $60 each. Florida legislators were a little more generous than years past. Garments and accessories are tax free up to $60 each. In 2013, the exemption stopped at $75 per piece.
SHOES -- Up to $60 per pair. Shoes are eligible for the tax exemption. As with clothing, however, only footwear costing less than $60 per pair will ring up tax-free.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES (up to $15 each) -- Sales tax will not be charged on items such as pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, and glue. The state set a price limit of $15 per item for this category, but left off items such as staplers and computer paper.
BUYING BOOKS -- All books that are otherwise not exempt are still taxable during the Florida Sales Tax Holiday 2016.
MOST STORES -- Lawmakers love tourists, but they did not want to give visitors a tax break. So, sales tax will still apply to purchases made in theme parks, entertainment complexes, hotels, and airports.
INTERNET ORDERS (to your door) -- Sales tax should not be charged on eligible items that are ordered online -- even if those items are delivered after the sales tax holiday ends.