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Florida’s Back 2 School Tax-Free Holiday

August 2, 2019

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 6, 2019

Florida‰’s 2019 Back-to-School Tax-Free Days

Summer will be over before you know it. Florida’s 2016 Back-to-School Tax Free Days run from Friday, August 2, 2019 through Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

During this sales tax holiday period, families can shop Florida stores for school supplies, clothing and select computer related items; 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

  • Binders
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane (transparent) tape
  • Colored pencils
  • Compasses
  • Composition books
  • Computer disks (blank CDs only)
  • Construction paper
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Folders
  • Glue (stick and liquid)
  • Highlighters
  • Legal pads
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers
  • Notebook filler paper
  • Notebooks
  • Paste
  • Pencils, including mechanical and refills
  • Pens, including felt, ballpoint, fountain, highlighters, and refills
  • Poster board• Poster paper• Protractors
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Staplers and staples (used to secure paper products)


NOT Tax Free

-Computer paper and printer paper

-Correction tape, fluid, or pens

-Masking tape

-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, visit Florida Department of Revenue


August 2, 2019