Florida’s 2015 Back-to-School Tax-Free Week
Summer is already winding down and back-to-school supplies are on the shelves at Florida stores. Thankfully Florida’s åÊBack-to-School Tax Free Holiday has been extended from three to 10 days.
From Friday, August 7 to Sunday, August 16, 2015, families can shop Florida stores for school supplies, clothing and computer items; all free of Florida State taxes.
Below you will find an abbreviated list of tax-free items that you can use while shopping the stores this back-to-school season.
School Supplies ($15 or less per item)
The usual school supplies like pens, pencils, notebook paper, crayons and scissors are tax free.
These school supplies below are also available tax-free:
YES Tax Free
-Markers, crayons, rulers and erasers
-Calculators, folders and construction paper
-Legal pads, poster board and composition books
-Notebooks, compasses and protractors
NOT Tax Free
-Computer paper and printer paper
-Correction tape, fluid, or pens
-Masking tape, Staplers and Staples
Clothing ($100 or less per item)
Shirts, blouses, pants, skirts, shorts and dresses
Backpacks, shoes, belts and hats
Wallet, handbags, diaper bags
Pajamas, baby clothes and more.
-Swim fins, roller blades, skates and skis
-Watches, jewelry and handkerchiefs
-Briefcases, suitcases and umbrellas
Computers & åÊrelated accessories
(First $750 of sales price)
Select computers and computer-related accessories may qualify for this tax-free holiday.åÊåÊOn qualified computer related purchases, åÊthe first $750 of the sales price will be tax-free if it is purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.
-Electronic book reader, laptop and desktop
-Tablet, printers and scanner
-Ink cartridges, jump drives and headphones
-Keyboards, mice (mouse devices) and åÊpersonal digital assistants
-Monitors, åÊmodems, routers, and non recreational software.
-Cell phones, video game consoles, digital media receivers
-T.V., projectors and computer bags
-Furniture, åÊrecreational software, CDs/DVDs
To find the complete list of tax-free school items, visitåÊ www.myflorida.com/dor
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