With the 2018 Florida Tax Free Weekend here, it’s time to head out and pick up those school supplies you’ve put off buying. The 2018 Florida Sales Tax Holiday is happening now, August 3rd through August 5th, and you don’t want to miss out on a chance to save on sales taxes for those items you’ll be purchasing anyway.
2018 Florida Tax Free Weekend
This year the sales tax holiday will only run from Friday, August 3rd to Sunday August 5th. Yup, only 3 days – over the weekend, when you should be relaxing. Instead you’ll need to brave the crowds if you want to save a little.
Clothing, Footwear, Accessories
The maximum allowable amount is $60 or less per item. This includes footwear and certain accessories too.
Certain school supplies that qualify must be under $15 to qualify for the tax discount. Items like printer paper and white out are excluded. Here’s what is included:
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
Computers and Tech
Nada – Unfortunately savings taxes on computers, printers and such is a thing of the past for now. Hopefully it will be brought back in the future.
Other Tax Free Items
Did you know that all year round in Florida youth bicycle helmets, child restraint systems and booster seats are tax-exempt? The safety of our children is an important priority for our State year round!
What’s on your back to school shopping list this year? Check out the full list here to see what is exempt and what isn’t. Happy Shopping!