Thanks to the efforts of our team at the Florida Retail Federation, the 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was included in this year's state budget. It was passed by the Florida Legislature and recently signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 2, and runs through Tuesday, August 6.
During this period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including:
- certain school supplies selling for $15 or less;
- clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less;
- and computers and certain accessories selling for $1,000 or less, when purchased for noncommercial or personal use.
For more information and a list of qualifying items, please review the Department of Revenue's complete Tax Information Publication (TIP), as well as their Frequently Asked Questions. For your convenience, on their website, they've also provided digital downloads and social media posts for businesses interested in promoting and sharing information about the sales tax holiday.