Florida‰Ûªs 2016 Back-to-School Tax-Free Days

Summer will be over before you know it. Florida’s 2016 Back-to-School Tax Free Days run fromFriday, August 5, 2016 through Sunday, August 7, 2016.

During this sales tax holiday period, families can shop Florida stores for school supplies and åÊclothing; all free of Florida State taxes.

Below you will find an abbreviated list of tax-free items for 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

-Select books


Clothing ($60 or less per item)

YES Tax-Free

Shirts, blouses, pants, skirts, shorts and dresses

Backpacks, shoes, belts and hats

Wallet, handbags, diaper bags

Pajamas, baby clothes and more.

NOT Tax-Free:

-Swim fins, roller blades, skates and skis

-Watches, jewelry and handkerchiefs

-Briefcases, suitcases and umbrellas

To find the complete list of tax-free school items, visitåÊ www.myflorida.com/dor

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