Tax Free Shopping

It's that time again--many of you may be preparing to send your kids back to school. Tax free shopping certainly doesn't hurt and everyone can benefit! So, read on and be ready August 3-5!!!

What specific items do or do not qualify?

One significant change to the holiday weekend this year is that personal computers are no longer tax-free. Last year, there was no sales tax included on purchases of electronic book readers, laptops, desktops, handhelds, tablets and tower computers that sold for $750 or less per item.

Some of the clothing and accessory items that are tax free - as long as they cost $60 or less per item - include:

  • Baby clothes
  • Backpacks and book bags
  • Baseball cleats and other cleated and spiked shoes
  • Bathing suits
  • Belts
  • Boots (except ski or fishing boots)
  • Bras
  • Diapers and diaper bags
  • Dresses
  • Fanny packs
  • Gloves
  • Hats and caps
  • Jackets
  • Jeans
  • Leggings
  • Nightgowns and pajamas
  • Pants
  • Purses
  • Robes
  • Shoes (including athletic)
  • Shorts
  • Slippers
  • Sweaters
  • Swimsuits and trunks
  • Ties
  • Wallets

"Clothing," according to the Florida Department of Revenue, is defined as any article of wearing apparel, including all footwear (except skis, swim fins, roller blades, and skates) intended to be worn on or about the human body. Clothing does not include watches, watchbands, jewelry, umbrellas or handkerchiefs.

Tax-free school supplies - as long as they cost $15 or less per item - includes pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, notebook filler paper, legal pads, binders, lunch boxes, construction paper, markers, folders, poster board, composition books, poster paper, scissors, cellophane tape, glue, paste, rulers, computer disks, protractors, compasses, and calculators.

For more details, visit Florida Revenue

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Duval County, 8-13-18

Clay County, 8-14-18

St. Johns County, 8-10-18

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