Back-to-school tax holiday begins

Back to school sales tax holiday

Florida’s annual Back to School sales tax holiday begins.

Starting on Monday July 25 and running through Monday August 7th, Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday begins. That means you won’t pay sales tax on most of the things found on student supply lists.

Qualifying items exempt from sales tax include school supplies selling for $50 or less per item, such as binders, calculators, notebooks, pens and pencils and lunch boxes.

Clothing and footwear that are $100 or less per item are also exempt from sales tax, including backpacks, pants, shoes, shirts and sweaters.

Learning aids that are $30 or less per item are also sales tax exempt, including interactive books, jigsaw puzzles, and other toys that teach reading or math skills.

Personal computers and related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use selling for $1,500 or less are also tax exempt including personal computers, flash drives, computer batteries, printers and headphones.

And don’t forget, you can also shop for children’s books, tax-free, during the 2022 Children’s Books Sales Tax Exemption, which is ongoing through Aug. 14. It began May 14.

Tax free books include fiction or nonfiction books for children ages 12 and younger. You can find more information at floridarevenue.com/childrensbooks.