Florida School Tax-Free Weekend Is Here

By Jessie R. Box

Greene Publishing, Inc. 

tax-free-shoppingThe Florida three-day tax break on school supplies is set for this upcoming weekend on August 1 to August 3.

During the weekend, shoppers will not have to pay sales taxes on any clothing worth $100 or less. This includes clothes, handbag, wallets and any footwear.  Footwear that is excluded from the tax-free weekend includes: skis, rollerblades, skates or swim fins. Shoppers will not have to pay taxes on school supplies worth $15 or less per item. The first $750 of a personal computer is tax-free. Personal computers include electronic book readers, laptops, desktops, tablets and tower computers.

For a complete list of items that will be tax exempt and answers to frequently asked questions go to the Florida Department of Revenue website at http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/gta.html.

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Jessie Box

Written by Jessie Box