Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday August 12-14Jul 12th, 2011 | By Staff | Category: Front Page
By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday August 12, Florida will begin their annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday. The sale will last until midnight on Sunday August 14. During this holiday there will be no sales tax placed on clothing, footwear and some accessories that cost $75 or less. Some school supplies, costing under $15 will also be included in the sale. Some books will also be on sale as long as they are under $50.
According to www.stayathomemoms.about.com some of the clothing items eligible to be tax-free include: Baby clothes, belts, bibs, blouses, caps and hat, coats, diaper bags, diapers, dresses, gloves, formal clothing, jackets, jeans, rain coats, socks, sleepwear, sweat suits, sweaters, undergarments and uniforms. School supplies that will be exempt from Florida sales tax are: binders, calculators, colored pencils, compasses, composition books, construction paper, crayons, erasers, folders, glue, highlighters, legal pads, lunch boxes, markers, notebooks, paste, pencils, pens, poster board, rulers and scissors.
Books exempt from taxes on these days include Bibles, books with a publisher, foreign and old books, instruction manuals, music books and textbooks