2018 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Back to School Tax Holiday

It’s almost that time again; the dreaded back-to-school shopping time. Good news! We have something that might make back-to-school shopping more bearable. Florida has a back-to-school tax holiday from August 3rd to August 5th – sales tax will not apply for the following items. For more information and terms, please view this PDF from the Florida Department of Revenue.

Exempt School Supplies

Binders

Legal Pads

Calculators

Lunch Boxes

Cellophane (transparent) Tape

Markers
Colored Pencils

Notebook Filler Paper

Compasses

Notebooks

Composition Books

Paste

Computer Disks (black CDs only)

Pencils (including mechanical and refills)

Construction Paper

Pens (including felt, ballpoint, fountain, highlighters, and refills)

Crayons

Poster Board

Erasers

Protractors

Folders

Rulers

Glue (stick and liquid)

Scissors
Highlighters

Exempt Clothing and Accessories

Accessories

Graduation Caps and Gowns

Barrettes and Bobby Pins

Gym Suits and Uniforms

Belt Buckles

Hats and Caps

Bow Ties

Hosiery and Panty Hose (including support hosiery)

Hairnets, Bows, Clips, and Hairbands

Hunting Vests

Handbags

Jackets

Neckwear

Jeans

Ponytail Holders

Lab Coats

Scarves

Leggings, Tights, and Leg Warmers

Ties

Leotards

Wallets

Lingerie

Martial Arts Attire

Aerobic and Fitness Clothing

Overshoes and Rubber Shoes

Aprons and Clothing Shields

Pants

Athletic Supporters

Purses

Baby Clothes

Raincoats, Rain Hats, and Ponchos

Backpacks and Book Bags

Receiving Blankets

Bandanas

Religious Clothing *

Baseball Cleats

Robes

Bathing Suits, Caps, and Coverups

Safety Clothing

Belts

Safety Shoes

Bibs

Scout Uniforms

Bicycle Helmets (Youth)**

Shawls and Wraps

Blouses

Shirts

Boots (except ski or fishing boots)

Shoe Inserts and Insoles

Bowling Shoes (purchased)

Shoes (including athletic)

Braces and Supports worn to correct or alleviate a physical incapacity or injury *

Shoulder Pads (e.g., dresses or jackets)

Bras

Shorts

Choir and Altar Clothing *

Ski Suits (snow)

Cleated and Spiked Shoes

Skirts

Clerical Vestments *

Sleepwear (nightgowns and pajamas)

Coats

Slippers

Coin Purses

Slips

Costumes

Socks

Coveralls

Suits, Slacks, and Jackets

Diaper Bags

Suspenders

Diapers, Diaper Inserts (adult and baby, cloth or disposable)

Sweatbands

Dresses

Sweaters

Fanny Packs

Swimsuits and Trunks

Fishing Vests (non-flotation)

Ties (neckties and bow ties)

Formal Clothing (purchased)

Tuxedos (purchased)

Gloves

Underclothes

  • Dress

Uniforms (work, school, and athletic — excluding pads)

  • Garden

Vests

  • Leather
  • Work

* These items are always exempt as religious, prescription, prosthetic, or orthopedic items.

** Bicycle helmets marketed for use by youth are exempt from sales tax.

 

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