Florida Tax Holiday Begins Friday

The Florida tax holiday is set to begin Friday, August 7 and will continue for ten days until Sunday, August 16, 2015.

Shoppers will be able to buy clothes, shoes, backpacks and other items without paying sales taxes during a 10-day tax “holiday” starting Friday.

Retailers lobby the Legislature each year for a tax holiday, which helps drive shoppers into stores.

The holiday primarily goes along with “back-to-school” season, making it more affordable for parents and guardians to shop for their children each August.

This tax holiday does not apply to:

  • Any item of clothing selling for more than $100
  • Any school supply item selling for more than $15
  • Books that are not otherwise exempt
  • Rentals or leases of any of these items
  • Repairs or alterations of any of these items
  • Sales of clothing, school supplies, or computers and computer-related accessories in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport.

For more information on what items are included or excluded during this tax holiday you can visit the Department of Revenue’s page on the holiday here.