Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday expands to 10 days

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This year’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday has been expanded to 10 days, giving busy parents more time to prepare for their children as they head back to school — while providing them with big savings.

The sales tax holiday will take place from Saturday, July 31 through Monday, August 9.

During this period, parents will get a break from the state’s 6% sales tax.

According to Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida sales tax, or local option tax, will be collected during this time frame on the following items:

  • Purchases of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item.
  • Certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item.
  • The first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

Among the allowed school supplies are: binders, calculators, colored pencils, crayons, pens, construction paper, lunch boxes, notebook filler paper, glue, paste, poster paper, rulers, and scissors.

Examples of taxable school supplies include: correction tape-fluid-pens, masking tape, printer and computer paper, staplers, and staples.

For more information about the sales tax holiday, and for lists of specific items and their taxable status during the tax-free period, click here.