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2013 Florida Sales Tax Holiday

Back-to-School Savings Through Florida's Sales Tax Holiday

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Florida did not offer sales tax holidays for 2009, but the governor signed a bill in May 2010 to reinstate the sales tax holiday. Previous sales tax holidays covered hurricane supplies, clothing, books and school supplies.

Neighboring states Alabama and Georgia will also be offering back-to-school sales tax holidays.

Florida Sales Tax Holiday Dates

August 2-4, 2013

Clothing Exempt from Florida Sales Tax

Clothing and accessories must be $50 or less. Items eligible include: Clothing must be under $100 for:
  • Baby Clothes
  • Backpacks
  • Belt Buckles
  • Bibs
  • Blouses
  • Caps and Hats
  • Coats and Wraps
  • Coveralls
  • Diaper Bags
  • Diapers (adult and baby, cloth or disposable)
  • Dresses
  • Formal Clothing (not rented)
  • Gloves (general use)
  • Graduation Caps and Gowns
  • Hosiery
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Leotards and Tights
  • Neckwear
  • Pants
  • Panythose
  • Rain Coats, Rain Hats and Ponchos
  • Scout Uniforms
  • Shirts
  • Shoes
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sleepwear
  • Socks
  • Suspenders
  • Sweat Suits
  • Sweaters
  • Undergarments
  • Uniforms
See a complete list.

School Supplies Exempt from Florida Sales Tax

Limit per item is $10 on these school supplies:
  • Binders
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane Tape
  • Colored Pencils
  • Compasses
  • Composition Books
  • Computer Disks
  • Construction Paper
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Folders
  • Glue
  • Highlighters
  • Legal Pads
  • Lunch Boxes
  • Markers
  • Notebook Filler Paper
  • Notebooks
  • Paste
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Poster Board
  • Poster Paper
  • Protractors
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
See a complete list.

Books Exempt from Florida Sales Tax

Eligible books must cost $50 or less. The following types of books are nontaxable during the sales tax holiday:
  • Bibles
  • Books With a Publisher
  • Children's Books
  • Foreign and Old Books
  • Instruction Manuals
  • Music Books
  • Textbooks

Taxable Items

Jewelry, watches, sporting goods and duffel bags are some of the items that are taxable. The Florida Department of Revenue has issued a complete list of items that are not eligible for the sales tax free weekend.

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