If you live in Florida, this Friday, August 12th through Sunday, August 14th you will experience the shopping joys of Back-to-School shopping during a Sales Tax Holiday. Below are the terms of upcoming Sales Tax Holiday:
- The sales tax exemption applies to each eligible item of clothing selling for $75 or less and to each eligible school supply item selling for $15 or less. The exemption will still apply no matter how many items are sold on the same invoice to a customer.
- The exemption does not apply to any item of clothing selling for more than $75, or to any school supply item selling for more than $15.
- A manufacturer’s coupon cannot be used to adjust the cost of the of clothing down to $75.00 and/or a school supply item to $15.00 to make it qualify for the exemption.
- A store coupon and/or a store sale can be used to adjust the cost of the of clothing down to $75.00 and/or a school supply item to $15.00
Clothing is defined as: any article of wearing apparel, including all footwear (except skis, swim fins, roller blades, and skates) intended to be worn on or about the human body. However, “clothing” does not include watches, watchbands, jewelry, umbrellas, handkerchiefs, or sporting equipment.
School supplies are defined as: pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, notebook filler paper, legal pads, binders, lunch boxes, construction paper, markers, folders, poster board, composition books, poster paper, scissors, cellophane tape, glue, paste, rulers, computer disks, protractors, compasses, and calculators.
For more information on Florida’s Sales Tax Holiday as well as a list of inclusions and exclusions for tax exempt items, go HERE to the Florida Department of Revenue.
There are a couple of other states who will also be having a sales tax holiday between now and the end of August. Click on the links below to see more details on the state’s sales tax holiday, but I’ve given a quick summary below: