Back-to-school sales tax holiday kicks off Friday

Stock up on school supplies through Tuesday

By Samantha Bryant - Reporter

MIAMI - Chances are, you've already seen the aisles of school supplies at your local supermarket, and this weekend is when you'll want to stock up on those necessities. 

The tax-free holiday runs Friday to Tuesday. 

Qualifying items that will be exempt from tax include certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; as well as clothing, footwear and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item.  

Computers and certain accessories selling for $1,000 or less per item also qualify when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

Florida officials said the average family will spend $700 on school supplies this year.

"As we near the start of a new school year in the Sunshine State, I encourage Floridians to take full advantage of the 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday this weekend to stock up on new school clothes, certain supplies, and technology items up to $1,000," Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis said in a statement. "Don't miss out on this great opportunity for back to school savings."

Click here for more information about the sales tax holiday.

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