Florida's back-to-school tax free weekend begins next week!

Shoppers looking to save money on back-to-school supplies will have the chance to buy items tax free in Florida from August 5-7. 

Florida state officials recently voted to cut allowances on clothing, shoes, computers, and dates for Florida 2016 Sales Tax Holiday.

For a full list of tax exempt items click here.

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.

Personal computers and computer accessories are no longer subject to Florida Sales Tax Holiday.

BUYING BOOKS
All books, besides the Bible, are still taxable during the Florida Sales Tax Holiday 2016.

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.

Published: 07/27/2016

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